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Unread 12-18-2010, 05:32 PM   #1
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Default Electric Club Car with Minimal reverse power

have a 1981 Club Car electric with new batteries. It runs good in forward on flat ground, but very little power going up a hill. Reverse works, but has very little power and will not back up an incline. Could this be the brushes in the motor, solenoid, microswitch? I checked the solenoids with volt mtr and got no ohms across big terminals of each one. Any help would greatly be appreciated.
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Unread 12-18-2010, 05:43 PM   #2
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Default Re: Electric Club Car with Minimal reverse power

Welcome Red!
The early Club Cars had a half power reverse... here is how it worked... positive power entered they F&R switch at the bottom ... you can see one red cable going to 36v positive at the end of the battery string. reverse power comes into the F&R right next to the red cable on the green one. It goes to battery #3 positive in the middle of the pack.... = 18v reverse.... you can simply loop the short green cable to the red on the bottom of the F&R or better yet install a copper buss bar between the 2 bottom lugs.


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Unread 12-19-2010, 02:53 PM   #3
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Thanks for helping out. My car does not have a geen wire so I moved the red rev. cable from # 3 battery pos. to# 6 battery pos. which now gives me 36v going backwards. It does great now.

Thanks again for your help!
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Unread 12-19-2010, 02:58 PM   #4
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Be careful with all that power! LOL
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You have a good point, but just "tickled pink" to have enuf rev. power to back over a rock.
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Where we are we get stuck in sand in the summer and mud in the winter... That half power reverse just don't cut it when you're stuck
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Unread 12-19-2010, 07:28 PM   #7
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Which makes you wonder why it was ever wired with 18v to begin with.
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Unread 12-19-2010, 07:46 PM   #8
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It was made for a game they call golf, whatever that is ???
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