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Unread 12-28-2009, 08:00 PM   #1
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last week we had an incident with our golf cart. somebody drove it into a ditch and flipped cart on its side. fortunately everyone was fine. trouble is the golf cart has not run since. here is what i know
-no visable damage
-all wires are tight and clean
-batteries have taken and are holding charge (50.4v as a pack and approx 8.4 independantly), checked with hydrometer...i was concerned since while tipped over it leaked about 2gal. of fluid.
-the solenoid clicks
-no matter key position or pedal position i get 50v on both sides of solenoid
-fluid from batteries may have leaked in to potentionometer so i would like to know how to test?

what else to try? does this sound like a bad solenoid? controller? motor?

2001 48v ds (with out tow/haul switch) 11hp fan cooled motor, 400amp curtis controller, "z" lift 1/0 wiring, heavy duty f and r switch, 22" tires.
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Unread 12-28-2009, 08:21 PM   #2
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Default Re: ds was crashed and quit working

Sounds like the solenoid may be bad .... you should not have 50v on both sides. Is there a positive and a negative present at the 2 small solenoid terminals? ....with key on key off... peddle up , peddle down?
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Unread 12-29-2009, 08:07 PM   #3
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i get 50v on the little wires on solenoid on with pedal down and yes it is a + and a -they are the same pos and neg wether in forward or reverse, if it matters . i get 50v constantly on both sides with the pedal up or down. i solenoid only clicks with the key on and pedal pressed.

what should i check next.
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Unread 12-29-2009, 10:34 PM   #4
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The solenoid is a switch the power at the large terminal should be switched on/off when it clicks .... not on all the time? Is the activation pos and neg present all the time? It should come and go with the F&R microswitch activation ..... hope this helps
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Unread 12-30-2009, 07:26 AM   #5
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i will start by replacing solenoid

yes the little terminals switch on and off

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Unread 12-30-2009, 07:29 AM   #6
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Before you replace it ........ try this, connect a jumper battery cable between the 2 large posts and see if the cart runs......... this will take the solenoid out of the equation. If it runs, the solenoid or the solenoid activation circuit is bad....
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Before you replace it ........ try this, connect a jumper battery cable between the 2 large posts and see if the cart runs......... this will take the solenoid out of the equation. If it runs, the solenoid or the solenoid activation circuit is bad....
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Unread 12-30-2009, 06:28 PM   #8
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Default Re: ds was crashed and quit working

Dumb question, but where is the solenoid activation circuit located? I've got the EXACT same problem with my 48V 2000 cart. I jumped the solenoid's 2 big lugs and it ran fine that way....does that mean my solenoid is bad or the activation circuit? Again, if so, where's it at?
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Unread 12-30-2009, 06:33 PM   #9
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i tried the jumper cable method to no avail. i also checked with meter to make sure cables were really conected.
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Unread 12-30-2009, 07:45 PM   #10
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Dumb question, but where is the solenoid activation circuit located? I've got the EXACT same problem with my 48V 2000 cart. I jumped the solenoid's 2 big lugs and it ran fine that way....does that mean my solenoid is bad or the activation circuit? Again, if so, where's it at?
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Excellent Question Doc Your typical CC solenoid will have 2 large posts and 2 small posts..... It is an electric switch. The 2 small are the activation circuit to close the connection between the 2 large. That is why when you jump the solenoid you take it completely out of the equation. If it runs as your did you need to come back and see if it is getting the 1 positive and 1 negative charge at the small terminals to activate the contactor..... you can use a voltmeter or sometimes I just take all the little wires off and bring my own battery jumpers with 1 pos and 1 neg just to hear it work ...... or not?
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