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Unread 08-11-2008, 10:05 PM   #21
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the only drawback to a resistor cart is your limited to upgrading and if upgrades are in your plans you might want to sell it and put the money towards a controller cart.....the upside as mentioned is its a very simple system and in most cases its cheaper and easier to diagose and repair...............................
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Unread 08-11-2008, 10:56 PM   #22
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Thanks. It is good to know that upgrading is limited. That is not in the plans. My wife has MS and that really is the only reason I bought the cart. I wanted her to be able to get around the yard.

I will pickup a voltmeter tomorrow.

I appreciate all the help that has been given so far.
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Unread 08-12-2008, 07:33 AM   #23
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I am side tracked from my steering issue.

About a month ago, my wife took the cart out for a drive. She got to a stop sign and the cart would not move. She moved the F/R swith back and forth, then turned it off and on, cart moved.

Last night, the same thing happened to me, but it worked again. When I did get it home, I smelled something hot.

This morning, the cart was dead. When I turn the key, there is no click. Once the cart is on, I get a loud click when the accelerator pedal is depressed. I assume this is the solenoid making the noise.

Is this most likely the solenoid causing the problem? If so, is it an easy fix on this cart? From what I have read, I believe it is a V-Glide with one solenoid in front of the batteries. I appreciate any help one can give. I called a local shop and they wanted $130 just to pick up the cart and deliver it back home.

Reading your original post. You have intermitten power and smell something hot? Correct? I would concentrate my efforts on the F&R switch, and all of its external cable connections and internal switch button and bar connections. Get a good look at the bar = is there any signs of arching or corrosion? Of course, a bad connection any where can make the same smell.
Do not run this cart until you find the source as this 'smelling hot' could be just a few steps before 'fire' or melted battery posts! Are your battery connections all clean and tight? Cables in good condition? Batteries in good condition?
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Unread 08-12-2008, 08:13 AM   #24
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It only smelled hot one time and it has not been able to move since then. All battery connections have been "retightened" as I have taken them out when I changed the solenoid and the micro switch in the V-Glide. (Ialso changed the microswitch in the F/R switch.) My battery guage on the cart reads as full but I have not checked each individual battery. I will be getting the voltmeter today.

A stupid question, what is the "bar" that you refer to in your post about the F/R switch?
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Unread 08-12-2008, 08:17 AM   #25
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The bar that connects the solenoids? That would be my guess.
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Unread 08-12-2008, 08:46 AM   #26
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Looking at the F&R there is a copper bar running east and west where it extends out of the side of the F&R with a cable connected to it which goes to your motor.
The solenoid, the micros, & V-glide all need to be verified as working once you get the volt meter. Start with a basic battery pack reading and individual battery readings. Post those 7 readings here. If new to voltmeters? Be sure to read the directions as they fry easily....
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Unread 08-12-2008, 06:43 PM   #27
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I picked up the voltmeter, here is what I have...

Batteries:
1=6.35
2=6.37
3=6.36
4=6.33
5=6.27
6=6.26

Full pack shows 38.0
Solenoid large terminals has 1.0

I am going to check over the F/R Switch now.

Any other voltage readings that I need?
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Unread 08-12-2008, 07:00 PM   #28
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i have seen the plastic in the F&R switch melt and its almost like plastic metel ruins everything and you can,t move lever not sure if you have taken the whole thing apart but i would to at least look.......................
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Unread 08-12-2008, 07:03 PM   #29
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Since the cart is charged up and not able to move. I thought we might take the voltmeter and see where the power stops on its way to the motor?
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Unread 08-12-2008, 08:33 PM   #30
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Thanks Shadowman. Lever moves with no hangups.

ScottyB,

What is the best way to find out where the power is stopping?
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