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Unread 10-14-2012, 07:01 PM   #1
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I drove my 88 (i think 88.....have the v glide) this morning and everything was fine but just a few minutes ago my boy said it wouldnt move.....sure enough , it wont do a thing....has 38 volts but not sure how to trouble shoot it, one thing i did notice is that solenoid used to "click" i thought but now it dosent.....is that the likley culprit?
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Unread 10-14-2012, 08:09 PM   #2
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I drove my 88 (i think 88.....have the v glide) this morning and everything was fine but just a few minutes ago my boy said it wouldnt move.....sure enough , it wont do a thing....has 38 volts but not sure how to trouble shoot it, one thing i did notice is that solenoid used to "click" i thought but now it dosent.....is that the likley culprit?
possible, but start with basics, make sure all cables and wires are good and none broke make sure voltage in each battery is good then jack rear up jump large post on solenoid turn key on put in gear and press pedal if cart runs its either solenoid or microswitch that activates it........8 out of 10 times its the solenoid.......................................... .
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Unread 10-14-2012, 08:22 PM   #3
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well i jumped the two large post and after some sparks (and a little arc welding) it tried to move a little.....so im thinking order a solenoid......also found the large black wire on the F/R switch is down to only a few strands left holding it......not sure its long enough to put a new end on it though.....
I replaced that solenoind when i worked on this thing a few years ago so its not reall that old i dont think......
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well i jumped the two large post and after some sparks (and a little arc welding) it tried to move a little.....so im thinking order a solenoid......also found the large black wire on the F/R switch is down to only a few strands left holding it......not sure its long enough to put a new end on it though.....
I replaced that solenoind when i worked on this thing a few years ago so its not reall that old i dont think......
Trying to run the cart like this is asking for trouble, that is a high amperage cable. Replace it before you catch fire or ?
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Unread 10-15-2012, 06:44 AM   #5
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Well, yes, im planing on putting a new end on it or replacing it when i get the solenoid......
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please follow scottys advice yes replace it while your doing solenoid.......make sure you disconnect main pos and neg battery cable before doing anything and you should be fine when your done, post an update..................................
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Unread 10-15-2012, 10:13 AM   #7
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Just a note to all, if you have one cable you see is compromised chances are the entire set is old and has built up internal resistance that is robbing the motor of amps and voltage. Some people report that a new cable set adds MPH to their cart.
Repair any damage you see but, consider it time for a new set of cables.
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Unread 10-15-2012, 11:12 AM   #8
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Very true. My upgraded cables added 1 mph to my cart and a ton of torque.
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Unread 10-15-2012, 05:14 PM   #9
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i dont think this old rag is worth new cables (or a new solenoid really).....beat to hell, cracked body and mis matched batteries ....the NEWEST battery i have in there is 2005........still kicks along though.....
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Unread 10-22-2012, 05:58 PM   #10
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Ok, i put the new solenoid on ( i broke the housing on one of the small studs by overtightning the **** thing) but it still wont move unless i jump it.....i took that little micro switch off and it seams to click, tried jumping those wires but didnt make a differance.....im guessing my old solenoid is ok but not sure whats wrong.....
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