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Unread 10-02-2011, 08:22 PM   #1
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Default 2008 Club Car DS - Should rear tires run when off the ground?

Over the weekend I put some heavy duty springs and a rear flip seat on my cart. The project is not finished yet because one of the u-bolts on the rear axle was badly bent and I had to cut it off. But for kicks and grins, while the cart is on the jack stands, I decided to hit the pedal to see if the motor would spin the rear wheels. They started to turn, then I heard a click and they stopped. The cart was working perfectly before I started working on it. Should the motor spin the tires while they are not touching the ground?
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Unread 10-02-2011, 08:56 PM   #2
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Default Re: 2008 Club Car DS - Should rear tires run when off the ground?

was the brake cable tight while you were playing with the axle......did you lock the brakes accidently ???
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Unread 10-02-2011, 09:10 PM   #3
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Default Re: 2008 Club Car DS - Should rear tires run when off the ground?

Nope the brakes were not engaged. I wonder if I snagged a wire or pulled one loose some how. But it worked perfectly before I swapped the springs and installed the flip seat. It will start to spin for maybe three revolutions then I hear a "click" and it stops. Almost like it is hitting an overload and switching off.
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Unread 10-02-2011, 09:16 PM   #4
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Default Re: 2008 Club Car DS - Should rear tires run when off the ground?

can u turn the wheels by hand
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Unread 10-02-2011, 09:21 PM   #5
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Default Re: 2008 Club Car DS - Should rear tires run when off the ground?

yep they turn freely
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Unread 10-03-2011, 08:25 AM   #6
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Default Re: 2008 Club Car DS - Should rear tires run when off the ground?

was the key on? if not it sounds like the solenoid might have been stuck.....cart shouldn,t want to drive until you turn key on and yes it will drive while jacked up.........and yes you can spin wheels by hand...........................
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Unread 10-03-2011, 09:19 AM   #7
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Default Re: 2008 Club Car DS - Should rear tires run when off the ground?

Yep it's got to be a loose wire or something. I didn't short anything out when I was swapping the springs out. I did move the rear end around some but maybe I snagged a wire in the process. It sends just enough juice to spin the tires two or three revolutions and I then hear one click and they stop.
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Unread 10-03-2011, 01:59 PM   #8
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Thanks for being patient with me I am new to this cart thing!
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Unread 10-08-2011, 09:17 PM   #9
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Default Re: 2008 Club Car DS - Should rear tires run when off the ground?

Solved it was a loose wire to the controller. After I took the rear seat cushion and the inspection cover off. I saw the wire that had come loose. Here is a picture. http://www.buggiesgonewild.com/membe...-open-lug.html
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Unread 10-08-2011, 10:53 PM   #10
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Default Re: 2008 Club Car DS - Should rear tires run when off the ground?

Yes it does plug to the obvious spade terminal, but is that a chewed up wire jacket I see on the gray wire? Did a mouse get in there and pull the wire off? Looks funny?
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