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Ted K 01-28-2013 04:30 PM

SN A0005 bad solenoid?
 
Club car will not go... I have viewed over 35 pages on this site and have had some great help but after putting in new batteries and ohming every wire nothing. On someone else's post they talked about jumping out solenoid so I tried it and now it runs. Question is does that mean I have a bad solenoid or does it mean its not getting a signal and how do I check it? Thanks

scottyb 01-28-2013 04:51 PM

Re: SN A0005 bad solenoid?
 
No.
Jumping or bypassing the solenoid shows the motor works and the solenoid is not. But it does not tell if the solenoid has failed or if the solenoid activation circuit has failed.

To test the solenoid activation circuit, put the DMM test leads on the 2 small solenoid posts and have somebody press the gas (try to go). The meter should read 36 or 48 volts when the gas peddle is pressed.

Ted K 01-28-2013 05:25 PM

Re: SN A0005 bad solenoid?
 
I did as you said and got 47 volts, Does that mean the solenoid is bad? Thanks for the help...

Ted K 01-29-2013 05:50 PM

Re: SN A0005 bad solenoid?
 
If the solenoid is bad would replacing it with a higher amp make it go faster and do you carry them?

gornoman 01-29-2013 07:22 PM

Re: SN A0005 bad solenoid?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Ted K (Post 832577)
If the solenoid is bad would replacing it with a higher amp make it go faster and do you carry them?

Higher amp solenoids will not make a cart faster, but they will last longer as you modify the drivetrain (big controller, big motor, big tires, big gears, etc).




And, Welcome to BGW!

Ted K 01-30-2013 05:49 AM

Re: SN A0005 bad solenoid?
 
Thanks for the info Gorno. I am still not sure if my solenoid is bad and what amp I need to replace it with? From the research I have done it looks like I need a 200 amp continuous...

Thanks for the welcome, I am new to golf cart maintenance and have found this site very helpful. My background in Aerospace propulsion systems has also been very helpful but I wish there were better schematics with internal prints of the OBC, solenoids and controller.

Cheers,

gornoman 01-30-2013 12:16 PM

Re: SN A0005 bad solenoid?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Ted K (Post 832148)
I did as you said and got 47 volts, Does that mean the solenoid is bad? Thanks for the help...

Yes, this would indicate that the solenoid activation circuit is working, but the solenoid is not.

Ted K 01-30-2013 12:24 PM

Re: SN A0005 bad solenoid?
 
Thanks, I will change it out.


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