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Unread 02-04-2012, 05:50 AM   #21
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Well I ended up giving it to the local repair shop and it was the solenoid after all. It runs fine at its old full speed. thanks for all the replys.
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Unread 02-04-2012, 08:59 AM   #22
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Glad to hear you got it up and running. Shadowman got it right in post #20
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Unread 02-04-2012, 11:30 AM   #23
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this is something that dosn,t happen alot and the 1st time i ran into it i really didn,t beleive or understand it but i never forgot about it ...................i wrote it down and kept it with some of my books..............its worth trying to remember it if you work on carts cause it is one of those things that can drive you crazy or get you into arguments......................larry glad its running right and was only the solenoid.......................
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Unread 02-04-2012, 12:30 PM   #24
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Thanks, I understand the stopping dead but don't understand how a bad solenoid could cause the speed to be slow. Open or closed, no in between, right?
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Unread 02-04-2012, 01:34 PM   #25
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well thats what i always thought but it seems a weak solenoid can indeed effect speed.............sounds unreal its either on or off end of story but once again the proof is in the fact your cart is running the way it should, this makes 5 times in a dozen years i have seen this happen..........some people will never see this in their life and will argue with you that theres no way ( i was one of them ) not any more........i,ll say this again one thing i have learned about golfcarts is never say never and when you think you have it all figured out it will throw you a curveball............................
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Unread 11-11-2014, 09:20 AM   #26
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Well, here I am 2 1/2 years later and the same thing is happening except now the batteries re 2.5 years older. I have the slowest cart on the course, consistent but slow. I suspect that a 20 year old cart is at the end of it's run old wiring, old connections......another bad solenoid? I'd like to get one more season out if it, when the batteries are done. Any new ideas? Thanks
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Unread 11-11-2014, 09:54 AM   #27
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I would throw a new solenoid on it before anything else.... no?
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Unread 11-11-2014, 10:05 AM   #28
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shadowman has only seen a few in all his years....but I get two. But you are right, an inexpensive way to a fix....maybe. Thanks
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Unread 11-11-2014, 10:09 AM   #29
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shadowman has only seen a few in all his years....but I get two. But you are right, an inexpensive way to a fix....maybe. Thanks
Maybe your cart is eating a solenoid every couple of years? It would sure be worth a try?
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Unread 11-11-2014, 02:26 PM   #30
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Maybe your cart is eating a solenoid every couple of years? It would sure be worth a try?
I agree, a new solenoid every two years isnt exactly a money pit. But couldn't he bypass the solenoid ONLY to take it out of the loop and see if that fixes his issue? If it runs fine without the solenoid then he knows to replace it. If its still a pig then he knows to look elsewhere. It wouldn't cost a dime and would really help diagnose if it is indeed another solenoid. Just a thought.
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