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Unread 08-03-2011, 05:16 PM   #1
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1989 CC DS series resistor cart. New within the last year: PQ bandit, 4G wires, solenoid, V-glide wiper. Batteries (I'll get the date stamp tomorrow) all have 6.36 +/-.05 at full charge. 7.4+/ .1 power on charge. Hydrometer shows all in good range corrected to 80 degrees. All tests were done with nothing connected to the batteries but the drive system (no lights radio etc.). Cart barely moves in reverse (must hav full pedal deflection). Foward is much better but still very slow (used to get 21 mph, now only 12), no changes to cart since it was driving right except it did sit for 3 weeks. All wires are clean and tight. Suggestions?

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Unread 08-03-2011, 09:49 PM   #2
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You might want to put a voltage meter on the batteries and ride around and see how much the voltage drops.
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it could also be the motor and cables taking a toll on the V-glide........
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Unread 08-04-2011, 11:19 AM   #4
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Shadow, V-glide looks great. Carfixer, I'll take it for a ride today but even at full voltage (just off the charger with good batt readings) it's barely moving. I'll see if they are discharging.

SottyB? Any suggestions? TahoeDawg? OldMech?
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grinch did this happen all of a sudden? or slowly?..................theres no drag on the brakes right? no cables hanging up.....if you havn,t checked i would check to make sure........not sure what would cause this with good batteries, cables, V-glide, motor isn,t that old............i,m thinking brushes also but seems to fast for brushes to go..........its not like were talking a small drop in speed this is a 50% drop........any of the cables that go to V-glide that you can see are they discolored at ends right by connections? i,m just thinking heat............................
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grinch did this happen all of a sudden? or slowly?..................theres no drag on the brakes right? no cables hanging up.....if you havn,t checked i would check to make sure........not sure what would cause this with good batteries, cables, V-glide, motor isn,t that old............i,m thinking brushes also but seems to fast for brushes to go..........its not like were talking a small drop in speed this is a 50% drop........any of the cables that go to V-glide that you can see are they discolored at ends right by connections? i,m just thinking heat............................
Happened all of a sudden, kind of. All of the compnents mentioned have been running on the cart for 6 months or more. No changes. I used it regularly (3 days a week) then I had to park it for three weeks. It drove into the garage just fine. I put it on the charger, left, I got home, charged it and then this. All the cables still look brand new. No burning or wear. Connections are fine too. I suspected a bad battery connection, maybe some corrosion while I was away, so I pulled all the terminals and they are clean (as is all connections to FR, VGlide, Resistors, Motor). The PQ motor has probably less than 15 hours on it. When it all was running well, I always checked for excess heat too. I haven't cheked the brakes on jacks yet but it pushes very easily by hand so I don't think one is dragging. I'll be pulling the wheels later. Then I'll probably call the Steens and see if there is some way to test the motor. Plus I just tested for stray voltage and found none.

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Here's an odd question, Should the reverse buzzer sound if the key is off? I have a wiring diagram but its easier to ask here!
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i don,t beleive it should........................................
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Here's an odd question, Should the reverse buzzer sound if the key is off? I have a wiring diagram but its easier to ask here!
My 06 CC DS will sound the reverse buzzer if key is off and I put switch in reverse . . . .
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My 06 CC DS will sound the reverse buzzer if key is off and I put switch in reverse . . . .
Same here...new OBC..Car gets up and moves as advertised with no issues.
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