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Old 10-23-2009, 02:47 PM   #1
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Question Slowing Down on Hills?

I have a 1986 36V EZ Go Marathon that runs OK on level ground, but struggles on any type of hill. It will not stop, but it does slow down dramatically even on a full charge. Is this typical for this old of cart or are the batteries loosing strength due to age. I have 94 Trojan batteries.
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Old 10-23-2009, 04:21 PM   #2
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Typical. The born on date is usually stamped into the base of the neg post on each battery.
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Old 10-23-2009, 06:21 PM   #3
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I have a 1986 36V EZ Go Marathon that runs OK on level ground, but struggles on any type of hill. It will not stop, but it does slow down dramatically even on a full charge. Is this typical for this old of cart or are the batteries loosing strength due to age. I have 94 Trojan batteries.
if these are 94's then thay are the oldest working Trojans in the world
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Old 10-23-2009, 07:23 PM   #4
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I have a 1986 36V EZ Go Marathon that runs OK on level ground, but struggles on any type of hill. It will not stop, but it does slow down dramatically even on a full charge. Is this typical for this old of cart or are the batteries loosing strength due to age. I have 94 Trojan batteries.
Typically 7 years is good life for a set of batteries. IF yours are 15 years old I would say a new set is in your future.
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Typically 7 years is good life for a set of batteries. IF yours are 15 years old I would say a new set is in your future.
Hey, just for fun ..... if your batteries are 15 yrs old I say there is a new set in your past
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Hey, just for fun ..... if your batteries are 15 yrs old I say there is a new set in your past
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My mistake. 2004 Batteries not '94. Sorry!
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No problem we had fun with it Well, 94 batts are 5 going on 6 yrs... that is about the usefull life of a battery pack.... You may be ready for some fresh lead.....
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Hey check the specific gravity of each cell with a hydrometer , to see how bad the batteries really are .

Read this State of Charge Readings
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