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Unread 05-05-2011, 09:21 AM   #1
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Question How can I test to see if I need new MCOR?

One of the carts that I am trying to keep running has an intermitent problem when you press the GO pedel. It is a CC 48v 2003 model AQ0340-. When press go you can feal the motor torque up, but may immediately drop off, (as if a fuse blew or something.) When you let up on go pedel and depress it again it may or may not go, eventhough you feal the motor get the power momentairly. After doing this several times the cart has been running and once it gets by this original "drop off" issue and it runs well for the rest of the day. It does not do it all the time, which as me puzzled.

After reading the forum here it sounds like it may be either bad brushes or a MCOR failure. Should I add solenoid to the possible problems? How can I test each? From your expierence where should I start? Thank You again
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Unread 05-05-2011, 11:29 AM   #2
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Default Re: How can I test to see if I need new MCOR?

honest answer is if your gonna do this all yourself 1st thing i would do is get a service manual.......gives you step by step for everything......from what you post i would rule soleniod out.................................
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Unread 05-05-2011, 11:53 AM   #3
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Agree with Shadow, solenoid could be the problem to...

Procedure to test an MCOR with a Volt Meter

MCOR Voltage Test without the IQDM Handset
1. Place chocks at the front wheels and lift the rear of the vehicle with a chain hoist or floor jack. Position
jack stands under the frame crossmember between the spring mount and side stringer, just forward of
each rear wheel. See WARNING “Lift only one end...” in General Warning, Section 10, Page 10-1.
See following NOTE.
NOTE: The key switch should be placed in the OFF position and left in the OFF position for the duration of
this test.
2. With the batteries connected, place Tow/Run switch in RUN. Using a multimeter set to 200 volts DC,
place red (+) probe on battery no. 1 positive post and place black (–) probe (with insulation-piercing
probe) on the purple/white wire (1) at a point close to the three-pin connector at the MCOR (Figure
11-11). The reading should be approximately 48-50 volts (full battery voltage).
Figure 11-11 Test MCOR: Purple/White Wire (+)
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM AND TESTING Troubleshooting
2008 IQ Plus Electric Vehicle Maintenance and Service Supplement Page 11-19
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3. If reading is zero volts, check the purple/white wire continuity from the three-pin connector at the MCOR
to the 24-pin connector at the speed controller. Check terminal positions in three-pin connector at the
MCOR and the 24-pin connector. If all of the continuity readings are correct and the connectors are wired
correctly, replace the speed controller.
4. With multimeter set to 20 volts DC, place the black (–) probe on battery no. 8 negative post and the red
(+) probe (with insulation-piercing probe) on the white wire (2) at a point close to the three-pin connector
at the MCOR (Figure 11-12). The reading should be approximately 4.65 volts.
5. If reading is zero volts, check the white wire continuity from the three-pin connector at the MCOR to the
24-pin connector at the speed controller. Check terminal positions in three-pin connector at the MCOR
and the 24-pin connector. If all of the continuity readings are correct and the connectors are wired correctly,
replace the speed controller.
6. With multimeter set to 20 volts DC, place the black (–) probe on battery no. 8 negative post and the red
(+) probe (with insulation-piercing probe) on the yellow wire (3) at a point close to three-pin connector at
the MCOR (Figure 11-13). The reading should be approximately 0.32 volts with the pedal up. Slowly
press the accelerator pedal and note the readings on the multimeter. As the pedal is pressed, the reading
should increase until it reaches 4.65 volts when the pedal is fully pressed.
7. If reading does not increase as the pedal is pressed, replace the MCOR.
8. If the reading is not approximately 4.60 volts with the pedal fully pressed, the vehicle will not operate at
rated top speed. Check the MCOR resistance.
8.1. Disconnect the battery cables as instructed. See WARNING “To avoid unintentionally start-
Figure 11-12 Test MCOR: White Wire (+)
Figure 11-13 Test MCOR: Yellow Wire (+)
Passenger Side Frame Rail
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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM AND TESTING Troubleshooting
Page 11-20 2008 IQ Plus Electric Vehicle Maintenance and Service Supplement
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ing...” in General Warning, Section 10, Page 10-1.
8.2. Disconnect the 24-pin connector at the speed controller.
8.3. Set a multimeter to 20k ohms. Connect the red (+) probe of the multimeter to the yellow wire at the
MCOR three-pin connector with an insulation piercing probe. Connect black (–) probe to the purple/
white wire with an insulation-piercing probe.
8.4. With the accelerator pedal fully up (not pressed), the multimeter should read approximately 1k
ohms.
8.5. Slowly press the accelerator pedal while monitoring the multimeter. The resistance should rise as
the pedal is pressed. When the pedal is all the way to the floor, the multimeter should indicate
between 5.67k ohms and 7.43k ohms.
8.6. Using a multimeter set for 20k ohms, connect the red (+) probe of the multimeter to the yellow wire
at the MCOR three-pin connector with an insulation piercing probe. Connect black (–) probe to the
white wire with an insulation-piercing probe.
8.7. With the accelerator pedal fully up (not pressed), the multimeter should indicate between 5.67k
ohms and 7.43k ohms.
8.8. Slowly press the accelerator pedal while monitoring the multimeter. The resistance should drop as
the pedal is pressed. When the pedal is all the way to the floor, the multimeter should indicate
approximately 1k ohms.
8.9. If the MCOR does not operate as described, replace the MCOR.
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Thanks Cheapjeep2 I had no idea what all was involved to check the MCOR. I am trying to print your response, but it is hard to read. Can you think of anything else I can easily check to try to help indetify the problem.
I will look into getting the shop manual if I decide keep donating my time to helping these people keep their carts running. It costs them about $80 to have the shop come and get the cart and return it so the shop can work on them. (That does not count bench time, labor and parts etc.) I'm just trying to eliminate the simple things that may help keep them going and out of the shop. Thanks.............
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The PDF document is attached that I pulled that from.
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File Type: pdf IQ_Plus_2008_Testing.5021715.pdf (1.37 MB, 61 views)
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Thanks a lot for the info Cheapjeep2. I was able to print the pdf and Next Tuesday I hope to have more expierenced electrical type guy available who can hopefully check the cart out a bit for me. Will let you know what we find out. We do not have a IQDM handset available but he can do some checking for us.
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