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Unread 05-04-2013, 08:43 PM   #1
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Default 48V Regen Won't Go Please Help Reward!

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Here goes. I have a 96 CC with a Regen system (best I can tell). Batteries are fairly new, charged and individually test and found to be good. All of a sudden one day the cart will barely go and the resistor coil on the solenoid gets red hot. After searching the internet to solve my problem I come up empty. I get this hair brained idea, if the coil gets red hot just hook the 2 white wires to the same post on the solenoid. Result- the cart goes great....for 20 feet, then stops. I remember reading a post on here about another guy who's cart only went 20' and he disconnected the 3 wire plug at the back of the motor, so I do that and the cart goes great for about 1/2 mile then dies. I tow it home and put the white wire back on its own post. cart barely moves again. I Follow some instructions on how to rest the OBC. Got this info from the sticky on the home page here. Now the cart does ablsolutely nothing. Does not move at all. This is a nice cart and I really want to get it going like it once did. I am offering up a small reward to the person who can help me solve this problem without replacing all the controls, computer etc.
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Unread 05-04-2013, 08:52 PM   #2
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Default Re: 48V Regen Won't Go Please Help Reward!

just donate to forum if we get it running ....
i would sat your solenoid is shot

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Unread 05-04-2013, 08:55 PM   #3
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just donate to forum if we get it running ....
i would sat your solenoid is shot

Is there a test I can do to verify that it is bad?
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Unread 05-04-2013, 08:57 PM   #4
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Also there are 2 solenoids, Which one would be bad?
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Unread 05-04-2013, 09:14 PM   #5
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Is there a test I can do to verify that it is bad?
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If the solenoid is getting too hot to touch, the contacts are brunt or pitted. Replace the solenoid.
Solenoid test

http://golfcardr.hubpages.com/hub/Ho...a-Bad-Solenoid

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Also there are 2 solenoids, Which one would be bad?
both .. but the one getting hot i'd start with

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If the solenoid is getting too hot to touch, either an abnormal resistance exists between the contacts or an abnormally high current is flowing through them.
A stock solenoid may not have the ampacity needed if your cart has been modified.

The other symptom mentioned (Edited version below) may be the controller going into a thermal shutdown.


What controller are you using?
What size tires are you using?
How many passengers?
What type terrain are you driving on? (Hills/flat On-road/Off-road)
What type of driving are you doing? (Fast/Slow/Creep)

Golf carts, especially older ones, were designed to carry two golfers and two sets of golf clubs over fairly level terrain on 18" tire at WOT most of the time.
Stray very far from those parameters and you'll have to upgrade the drive system (Controller, Solenoid, F/R Switch, Cables and Motor) to handle the increased demands on it.
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Unread 05-04-2013, 10:08 PM   #6
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just donate to forum if we get it running ....
i would sat your solenoid is shot

Yeah, ummmm, it's your solenoid, ummmm, now can I have the reward???
Just kidding, just click that green donate button at the top of the page!
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Unread 05-11-2013, 06:23 PM   #7
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Okay. I bought and installed a new solenoid. The jury is out the verdict is in and BINGO! cart runs like it should. Thank you guys. I will now proceed to provide my end of the bargain and make a donation to the forum.
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Okay. I bought and installed a new solenoid. The jury is out the verdict is in and BINGO! cart runs like it should. Thank you guys. I will now proceed to provide my end of the bargain and make a donation to the forum.
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