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Unread 09-05-2013, 03:01 PM   #1
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Default 94 clubcar kills new batteries

I have a 94 club car thats been sitting for a long time. I put 6 new batteries in it and it ran. The next morning all 6 batteries had a dead cell in them. WOW. I exchanged them but i need to figure out how and why this happened. I usually have ez-go's here at my park but thought i would get this one running too. Any thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks
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Unread 09-05-2013, 06:35 PM   #2
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Default Re: 94 clubcar kills new batteries

You most likely have a welded solenoid. Replace solenoid, should solve problem
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Unread 09-06-2013, 04:06 AM   #3
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Hey thanks ill give it a try. Great forum glad to be a part!!!
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Unread 09-07-2013, 12:36 PM   #4
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Ok I bought a new solenoid and ohmed both out and got around 59 on both. The club car dealer said he never heard of any situation like mine. I will replace it but really nervous about ruining another set of batteries. Would a welded solenoid ohm out the same as a new?
please help. Thanks
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Unread 09-07-2013, 01:52 PM   #5
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Default Re: 94 clubcar kills new batteries

Sounds like you have something putting a constant load on the batteries and running them completely flat. Seems like it would have to be a pretty big load to drain a pack in one night. Disconnect the pack until you figure it out. Hopefully one of the resident cart experts will chime in.
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Unread 09-07-2013, 03:47 PM   #6
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You need to put your ohm probes across large posts. With no power to solenoid, you should get no reading
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Unread 09-07-2013, 03:48 PM   #7
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Default Re: 94 clubcar kills new batteries

A welded solenoid on 91 to 94 Club Cars is quite common
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Unread 09-07-2013, 03:51 PM   #8
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What is happening is with the solenoid welded shut, the cart is trying to run even with the key off but because it is in the lowest speed range it can't go. It is just using battery power constantly.
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Unread 09-07-2013, 04:56 PM   #9
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Thanks all, yes i get nothing across the 3/8 terminals, new solanoid reads exactly like the old one. If it just drained the batteries i would look for the short, but it produced a bad cell overnight in everyone without charging it.
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Unread 09-07-2013, 05:03 PM   #10
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Sorry but I do not see how it can "produce a bad cell" in each battery without just plain draining them. All cells would be affected. It has no way of singling out one per battery. Sounds to me like you had a bad batch of batteries if they truely had a bad cell.
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