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Unread 06-23-2010, 11:09 AM   #1
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Default 1999 Electric Club Car wont run

My buddy has a 99 Club Car and he says the batteries charge fine (gauge shows they are charged) but the cart quit running the other week. Claims he hears the solenoid kicking in. I noticed when we were on it one day that I smelled a sulfur smell. It has a high speed motor. Any advice would be appreciated on what it could be.
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Unread 06-23-2010, 02:47 PM   #2
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Default Re: 1999 Electric Club Car wont run

PLEASE ADVISE FOLLOWING INFORMATION BEFORE WE CAN DO ANY REAL DIAGNOSTIC?What 1999 Club Car MODEL does he have, 36 volt or 48 volt, resistor control or solid state control, a series or Regen model, I see he has a "HIGH SPEED MOTOR" is it a single speed or multy speed? Either can draw almost twice as much amperage than stock motor that can burn up a stock controller? What guage is he referring to? Has a check been done on all battery cable connections and distilled water level been maintained? Has a battery test been done either hydrometer with temperature correcting scale on each cell, or digital voltage check of each battery and then total battery pack and in both cases refer to STICKIES ABOVE showing "STATE OF CHARGE READINGS" Smells can be caused by poor connections, bad batterys, over charging, burned controls, etc?
In the case of a solenoid is not making internal contact but still clicks you could check by a jumper across large terminals with rear of cart jacked up and front wheels blocked solid, and if it operates WARNING DO ONLY FOR A FEW SECONDS so as not to damage motor.
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Unread 06-23-2010, 03:32 PM   #3
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OLD MEC,
You left me scratching my head with all those questions and when I had him read it he said he had no idea either. He does know it's a 48 volt and the gauge was the meter on the dash I guess. He had bought it from a guy 2 years ago and had no problems up till now. He keeps it at a campground up North and wont have any idea of the questions you asked till after this weekend when he goes up. Sounds like you really know your stuff though. Thanks for the response also.
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Unread 06-23-2010, 05:50 PM   #4
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Default Re: 1999 Electric Club Car wont run

To find out what model he has check what type of forward and reverse control the cart has? A lever that swings from side to side that is beside right leg of driver means its a "series motor", or if it has a rocker type switch in the same location mounted on a black box means its a "regen" cart. The real information for any Club Car is the complete serial number under passenger glove compartment on frame.
As to high speed motor this could mean that some one has replaced original factory motor ( 2.5-3 hp ) with a after market motor that could have been built by several different manufacturers, or a rebuilt unit with added RPM's?
To solve his problem he should get a hydrometer with temperature correcting scale ( NOT A ANTIFREEZE TESTER MULTI FLOAT UNIT ) and check each cell reading and record and let us know what they are. Batterys start from passenger side rear wired in series to drivers side rear ( 1-6 ) Warning this must be done at least on hour after having charger plugged in and diisconnected. Also if he has added distilled water since charging let the charger run until shutdown and wait again one hour to test.
I think he is going to find either a bad battery connection, bad battery, or bad solenoid but he must start with batterys and then work from there? Its like a car thats out of gas and you are trying to replace a fuel pump instead of adding gas to tank.
Its really too bad he has to go a long distance to go step by step to solve his problem.
I wish him good luck and hope its something simple.
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