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Unread 12-25-2009, 12:24 PM   #1
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Default DS with Intermittent Power and Slows up hills

I have a 1998 48V Club Car DS that started to go fast/slow/fast, etc and also slows down going up hills now. I checked the batteries, changing 1 out, and cleaned the V-Glide contacts, but no improvement....now I am thinking of changing the solenoid and cleaning the motor contacts...any other thoughts?????
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Unread 12-25-2009, 01:16 PM   #2
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Default Re: DS with Intermittent Power and Slows up hills

The car runs so why would you think the solenoid is bad or anything but the batteries? you have a bad set of batteries.If you put a new battery in with old ones the old ones will draw the life out of the new one.
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Unread 12-25-2009, 02:38 PM   #3
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I ama thinking it is more like the variable step potentiometer...????
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Unread 12-25-2009, 03:02 PM   #4
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Could be bad batteries, MCOR, throttle linkage under cart, controller, or something else. Is this a new vehicle for you? Old cart with new problem?

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Unread 12-25-2009, 04:51 PM   #5
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98 clud doesnt have a mcor just a wiper speed switch.
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98 clud doesnt have a mcor just a wiper speed switch.
LOL - OK. Could be some of those other things then

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Unread 12-25-2009, 06:39 PM   #7
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98 clud doesnt have a mcor just a wiper speed switch.
Are we sure about this? What was the first year MCOR? '95-97 are potentiometer......
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Unread 12-26-2009, 09:08 AM   #8
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Sorry, I guess it is called a multi-step potentiometer in this model year. The resistance output at the controller terminals is eratic (installed), but when I removed it the resistance seems to be within specs....?????
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I would suspect the poorly designed CC throttle peddle actuation. reinstall it and see what you have for travel? Matbe as simple as fixing the throttle peddle assembly & linkage
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Unread 12-26-2009, 10:26 AM   #10
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Thanks...will do. I also hear an hissing (arcing?) noise from the passenger side wheel area. Does this possibly indicate dirty brushes on the motor?
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