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Unread 02-03-2010, 05:11 PM   #1
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I have a clubcar that doesn't want to move forward or reverse. I checked the ignition switch to see if a wire was broke (OK). I checked continuity in the F&R relay switch (OK). I hear a faint click from the speed switch box (black v-shaped near batteries). I do not hear any clicks from the solenoid. However, I'm not sure how to check the solenoid to see if it's good or if the controller is gone, or the motor for that fact.
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Unread 02-03-2010, 07:39 PM   #2
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i think the noise you are hearing from the "black box" is the microswitch clicking. you may have a bad solenoid. there is a process for testing it, but i would be afraid i would tell you the wrong way to jump it. someone with some real knowledge will post shortly.welcome to the forum, you will enjoy
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Unread 02-04-2010, 12:12 PM   #3
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Thank you for the quick response! Yeah, I have no idea how to jump the solenoid so I'm not even going to attempt it.

I'm also looking for a wiring diagram for I believe the year to be 1997-99 Clubcar. I've looked at others that were posted however, I only have one solenoid whereas the others I saw had two or had the series of solenoid's (spring style).

This appears to be a great site to acquire vital information about our carts what a blessing to find this.

Thanks again!
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Unread 02-04-2010, 12:52 PM   #4
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If that micro switch in the pot box is clicking then you have a bad solenoid,that switch activates your solenoid.
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Unread 02-06-2010, 04:34 PM   #5
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i have the same problem but mu Club car is a 1987 or 1988, I just replaced a the micro switch and it clicks also but th car dosen't move. I also replaced all resistors for all speeds. I'm lost and also how do you test the key switch?

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Unread 02-06-2010, 05:58 PM   #6
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Fixer is right you need to hear the solenoid click on both of these single solenoid carts. Put them up on jacks so the rear wheels are off of the floor. Looking at the solenoid .... There are 2 big terminals & 2 small ones . The two big are connected to a battery cable. The solenoid is an in-line switch. When one positive and one negative is applied to the 2 small terminals, the solenoid opens and closes the connection between the large terminals (AT THE BATTERY CABLES). Read that last sentence twice The solenoid is a switch. There are a couple of ways to test it. Bolt a cable from one large terminal to the other. This eliminates the solenoid. If the cart runs. You either have a bad solenoid or a bad activation circuit. THAT'S ANOTHER TEST
Test the activation circuit by checking for and then providing the needed pos and neg to the small terminals. THis should click the solenoid! and make the cart run.... DANGER = do not run the cart like this .... it is for testing purposes only!!!!!
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Unread 02-08-2010, 11:47 AM   #7
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Thanks, Scottyb!

This will be very helpful! I apologize for being a little or maybe alot naive about the cart however, what exactly is the activation circuit? Is that the V-shape black box located near the batteries or are you referring to the long black box i.e. the controller?
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Unread 02-08-2010, 04:16 PM   #8
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Scottyb,

Well, I'm really confused now after reading your reply to me regarding the solenoid.

It just so happens that the current solenoid already had a jumper from one large post to the other. And on top of that there was a jumper from one small post to the other as well. This is a used cart and the cart was operating fine up until last week when it stopped moving. I replaced the old solenoid with a new one anyway just to be sure, of course it didn't make a difference.

You mentioned something about an activation circuit, is that the black controller box you're talking about. If so, is there a way to by-pass it to see if the cart will move? I noticed that there are two post's on the top and 2 on the bottom, can you use those somehow to by-pass it?
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