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Unread 05-20-2011, 01:00 PM   #1
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Default 1997 Club car forward gear hesitation

I own a 1997 club car 48 volt cart. When I put my cart into the forward position, it is slow/hesitant to re-act to the pedal. I usually have to put the selector switch into the reverse position, depress the pedal, then switch it to the forward position to move. This happens regardless of voltage on batteries. Also, I have to "feather" the pedal to make it grab. If i push heavy on the pedal the cart goes no where. Sometimes when I am driving the power drops out as well but will come back by depressing the pedal a few times. Anyone have any idea's on this?

Thanks in advance,
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Unread 05-20-2011, 02:49 PM   #2
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Default Re: 1997 Club car forward gear hesitation

I assume from your post that your cart is a Regen 1 ( shunt Motor ) with rocker type switch under right leg? Do you notice the main solenoid clicking more than just when first pushing pedal down? If so it maybe your micro switch inside pedal speed control is not making contact. If your cart is still stock there is one micro inside your pedal speed control under drivers floor ( that is replacable ), or the pedal speed control itself? If you still have the stock black unit that is mounted around the pedal shaft and is no longer in stock at C C, but can be purchased from FORUM SPONSORS. OR BETTER YET update to modern MCOR unit that connects to existing linkage and is mounted under passengers side floor.
This is not to say that many other things can be giving problems ( F&R switch, solenoid, OBC, solid state controller, bad connections ), that will need to be eliminated step by step.
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Unread 05-20-2011, 04:45 PM   #3
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Default Re: 1997 Club car forward gear hesitation

ok thanks for the info. Certainly a lot of things to check. Will follow through with advice and let you know what I find.

Thanks again, from NH
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Unread 05-21-2011, 10:56 AM   #4
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Default Re: 1997 Club car forward gear hesitation

Microswith is definitely a good place to start, most of the experience I have had, that is the case.
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Unread 05-21-2011, 06:13 PM   #5
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Where is the micro-switch located?
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Unread 05-21-2011, 07:08 PM   #6
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Default Re: 1997 Club car forward gear hesitation

In the battery compartment, Under where the driver sits, you will see a black box shaped like a piece of pie. Take the cover off the drivers side of it. Switch is dead center behind wiper.
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Unread 05-22-2011, 10:17 AM   #7
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Default Re: 1997 Club car forward gear hesitation

is it a 97 powerdrive or powerdrive plus? if its a reagan plus it may not have a V-glide it may have a pot...................so don,t be surprised.......can you check voltage when it drops out?...............................
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