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Unread 03-24-2012, 05:47 PM   #1
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Default New batteries - still slow no power

Hi Guys,
I have a 1989 36V Club car.
I just put new T-105's in it.
It's still slow, feels like no power.

I'm wondering,
Should I put a new F/R switch?
Should I Replace the solenoid?

I'm getting soon a new BANDIT rebuild and I want everything to work right.
Can someone please help me out.
Thank you very Much
Michael
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Unread 03-24-2012, 07:27 PM   #2
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Hi Guys,
I have a 1989 36V Club car.
I just put new T-105's in it.
It's still slow, feels like no power.

I'm wondering,
Should I put a new F/R switch?
Should I Replace the solenoid?

I'm getting soon a new BANDIT rebuild and I want everything to work right.
Can someone please help me out.
Thank you very Much
Michael
You have the same cart as mine. check all connection on the V-glide(Looks like a half moon on the drivers side make sure none are touching. It could also be the bank of resistors behind the batteries. I have learned a lot from ScottyB on here and I am sure others will chime in. I am in the process of getting away from that old set up. If the Cart moves it isn't the F/R switch or the solenoid. Unless you have some serious corrosion....


One of the things I learned is you still have that old set-up, then that should be your 1st upgrade before motor.
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Unread 03-24-2012, 09:13 PM   #3
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First I'd like to say thank you for your reply.

Ok, Yes I have the old skool 36V system. Even though it's basic it's giving me troubles now...
Can you please tell me more about why the resistors would make it run slow?

I need to double check the foot linkage, I was told that is connected to the V glide.
I will check all connections as you advised me too.

Do new batteries need to"break-in" ??

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Unread 03-24-2012, 09:18 PM   #4
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Yes on the batteries. Check out the sticky on battery care.

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Unread 03-24-2012, 09:23 PM   #5
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Putt-Putt, I will do that now, Yhx.

Someone explain the resistor coils? I'm reading these do what, wear out, ?? burn out?? what?

Also, how about these so called Heavy Duty Solenoid, worth buying?
Very helpful, thx to you both.
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Unread 03-24-2012, 09:51 PM   #6
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Check this post out, ScottyB explains it in his comments.
V Glide Resistor coils
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Unread 03-24-2012, 09:59 PM   #7
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So if the coils are not broken or melted, they must be still good. Right??
Now mine are not getting hot, let's address that. Should they be getting hot?
Remember, all I want is this cart to run like the batteries are new, as they are.
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Unread 03-24-2012, 10:23 PM   #8
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The coils will only get hot as they waste amperage.
The slower you drive the more amperage they have to waste to give you the 'speed' you are asking for.


Open the V-glide and check to see that the wiper arm is going all the way to the top when you press the gas.... key off + out of gear, of course.
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Unread 03-25-2012, 01:26 PM   #9
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Scottyb, What's your thought on changing out F/R switch & solenoid?
The cart is slowing down on inclines. Not hills, just basic road inclines.
This 36 volt club car just ain't a power demon.
I adjusted the V glide linkage so now its full throttle when its floored.

Thx for everyone's help.
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Unread 03-25-2012, 02:01 PM   #10
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If the F&R and solenoid are in poor condition they can rob performance. The same is true for cables and basically all the components & their connections. Poor conductivity equals resistance which equals loses in amperage passing through which equals loses in voltage delivered... so yes it can hinder performance some.
But not day and night performance.

Basically your cart was designed for 8-11 mph transportation on a groomed pathway. Any other use will require modification to the drive system and other aspects of the vehicle.

This is one reason why the 48v conversion has become so popular.
The average handyman can do it in their garage in a weekend and it boosts torque and speed by 30%. That's an improvement you can feel from the driver's seat.
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