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Unread 05-02-2010, 03:52 PM   #1
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Default 2005 DS jumps forward then nothing

Hi Group,

I have a 2005 DS CC. I took the body, roof, seats, etc off and replaced with new stuff. I also put new Trojan batteries in it T875. I have been driving the cart for a month or more with no problems. It was charged last night and driven by my wife this morning. I went to use it and in reverse it lurched back and that was it. I tried forward and same thing. It got to the point just the solenoid was clicking. Finally the cart decided to go forward. I figured what the h#ll and took off. As soon as I stopped and started to go same thing. I checked the battery pack and it was at 50.4 volts. The battery dates are Feb 10. I would monkey around with the solenoid but can't find it. You would figure after having the body off I would know where it was at. I can't get into the inspection hatch due to the rear seat kit.

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Unread 05-02-2010, 05:40 PM   #2
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If you have checked the batterys for all good cable connections and they check out good then it sounds like the solenoid is bad? The solenoid should click each time pedal is pressed down but it can still not make internal connection. When you find the solenoid ( usually mounted on frame brace under passenger seat ) try bypassing it with heavy jumper cable ( WITH REAR WHEELS OFF GROUND AND FRONT WHEELS FIRMLY BLOCKED ) at heavy leads on solenoid only. If that works then it needs replacement with a good HD unit while you are changing it out.
WARNING WHEN BYPASSING SOLENOID DO NOT ALLOW MOTOR TO RUN BUT A FEW SECONDS OR YOU WILL THROW MOTOR WINDINGS FROM OVER SPEED.
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Unread 05-02-2010, 08:00 PM   #3
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Hi Old Mec,
The battery cables are a new 6 gage wire. While the cart was apart I inspected wires to the motor etc. Everything looked fine to the untrained eye
The solenoid on my 97 DS is under the passengers seat. On the 2005 it isn't there (that I can see). I don't have the equipment to jack it up to get under it. I think you are correct on the solenoid and I will replace with the HD one. Planning ahead (don't tell my wife)

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Unread 05-03-2010, 12:41 PM   #4
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Is your cart a series model with F&R lever or a IQ etc model with ( rocker switch ) mounted on panel under drivers right leg? Some of the later models have the main solenoid mounted behind the batterys on drivers side, but not sure what years and models?
Looked up in on line parts book but doesnt show location on newer models.
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Unread 05-04-2010, 05:47 AM   #5
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It is a IQ cart. Sorry, I thought all 2005 carts would be IQ. The solenoid is in fact behind the drivers seat. You have to take off the inspection hatch to get into it. My friend test the solenoid yesterday and said it was good. We are trying to figure out if the obc went bad. Re-setting the obc didn't help.

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Unread 05-04-2010, 05:52 PM   #6
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Are you sure that each time you press pedal down that solenoid clicks?
OBC is only to control charger and as far as I can find it has nothing to do with cart running.
Question how did the solenoid get checked? If you used a meter it will usually show power but if internal solenoid contacts are burned it wont pass on enough power to motor but still register voltage.
By jumpering the solenoid large terminals you can confirm if the internal contacts are bad. Its alot easier than just changing it out and find a possible other problem like ( poor motor leads, internal motor damage, brushes etc ).
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Unread 05-06-2010, 08:51 PM   #7
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Hi Old Mec,
The guy working on the cart told me he and CC support concluded the obc was bad. The obc was replaced and that didn't work. He tried a mcor from another cart and it appears that is the problem. Cart runs on jack stands which is more than it was doing. He is going to put in a new mcor tomorrow. Plus I was talked into a upgraded motor. Hopefully I will be up and running faster than I was before.

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Unread 05-07-2010, 12:10 PM   #8
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Hope that solves all your problems so that you can enjoy your cart. If your cart is at Club Car dealer for repairs he can program your controller for higher speed with code from factory only as I understand.
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Unread 05-08-2010, 06:11 AM   #9
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The mcor fixed the cart. The new motor gave the cart a great speed increase. Did not have to upgrade controller and wires. I had the controller set to #4 when I bought the cart. I raced a couple other carts last night and checked for anything over heating. Nothing was warm to the touch. There is a golf cart repair shop where I live and I help the guy quite a bit when I have some free time. I have a 97 DS CC (48v) with a new 36v motor in it. I also have the 2005. Hope nothing else goes wrong for awhile. Can't afford any more repairs or parts

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Unread 05-08-2010, 10:59 AM   #10
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Glad to hear that you have problem under control.
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