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Unread 02-24-2013, 03:52 PM   #1
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Default Possible solenoid issues?

I am new to golf carts and just recently purchased a 1987 Club Car and put new batteries in it yesterday. I am hearing each of the 5 solenoids 'click' as I progressively push the accelerator. However, on the first 'click', the cart doesn't move. On the second, it barely moves. On the third, it takes off pretty good. When the fourth kicks, there seems to be no different response from the third. Finally, the fifth will kick in and it will scoot along very well. Are my first, second, and fourth solenoids on the fritz or could something else be to blame for their lack of response?
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Unread 02-24-2013, 07:23 PM   #2
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I am new to golf carts and just recently purchased a 1987 Club Car and put new batteries in it yesterday. I am hearing each of the 5 solenoids 'click' as I progressively push the accelerator. However, on the first 'click', the cart doesn't move. On the second, it barely moves. On the third, it takes off pretty good. When the fourth kicks, there seems to be no different response from the third. Finally, the fifth will kick in and it will scoot along very well. Are my first, second, and fourth solenoids on the fritz or could something else be to blame for their lack of response?
It does sound like one of the solenoids has gone bad, but I would upgrade that cart with a Scottyb kit!
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Unread 02-24-2013, 10:08 PM   #3
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Default Re: Possible solenoid issues?

Look for very dirty or rusty connections on the resistor board. This will cause a lot of heat and voltage loss to the motor. I helped a friend with his 81 model CC with the bank of 5 solenoids and that was causing a lot of his misery.
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Unread 02-25-2013, 12:17 PM   #4
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Default Re: Possible solenoid issues?

Thanks for the replies. I will check for loose and dirty connections. The cart was not abused but was not taken very well care of either so the issue may lie here. If one of the solenoids were to be bad, as was suggested, is there an easy way of finding out which one?
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