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Unread 12-12-2011, 12:06 PM   #1
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I am a newb, this is my first post my first cart. I know nothing. Lol. Guy gave me a 1980 36 volt club car. He said it ran. As soon as u hooked the batteries up it took off on him. I think that its a selinoid problem. Also I want to do away with 6 6v batteries and go with 3 12v. Will the charger I have work with the 12v batteries?
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Unread 12-12-2011, 01:33 PM   #2
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It does sound like the main solenoid is welded shut.... not too familiar with 1980 drive system?
The charger will work but the batteries won't last but 6 months or so.
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I am a newb, this is my first post my first cart. I know nothing. Lol. Guy gave me a 1980 36 volt club car. He said it ran. As soon as u hooked the batteries up it took off on him. I think that its a selinoid problem. Also I want to do away with 6 6v batteries and go with 3 12v. Will the charger I have work with the 12v batteries?


yes it seems the solenoid is stuck on, as for doing that with your batteries......big mistake your gonna lose runtime and they won,t last near as long but yes your charger will work.............................
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Unread 12-12-2011, 08:52 PM   #4
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Thanks for the info. I will just buy the 6v batteries. There are 5 selinoids. Are they all the same? Is there any way to check them or should I replace them all? Then there is this curly wire above them. I've read that its called a resisnator? What does this do?
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Iam not a sparky guy but get a reasonably good volt ohm meter.
With the batteries disconnected check the solenoids for open continuity
across the large posts.
The resisters are the speed control, they wipe off diferant amounts of voltage
to control the speed of the cart, you use just as much juice going slow as fast just some is wasted through the resistors.
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Unread 12-13-2011, 08:51 AM   #6
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Unread 12-13-2011, 08:54 AM   #7
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well that didnt work... make sure the micros under the dash are not stuck shut. (this being a Caroche they are there) and work your way back
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Thanks for the info. I will just buy the 6v batteries. There are 5 selinoids. Are they all the same? Is there any way to check them or should I replace them all? Then there is this curly wire above them. I've read that its called a resisnator? What does this do?


it should be the furthest left solenoid thats the master......wouldn,t hurt to chage all 5 if you can swing it but start with the master and see where your at...........as mentioned the microswitchs are under the dash if you need to check them.......the wire bolted on top of 4 of them are resistor coils make sure they are good and not touching each other anywhere......your master solenoid will be the only one without a resistor coil bolted to it................................
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