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Unread 01-21-2014, 07:17 PM   #11
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Default Re: '97 DS Low Torque/Acceleration

If it is a Regen 2 cart it sounds like the regen solenoid is not closing causing the cart to run with the coil/resistor in series with the motor.
Is that coil on top of the solenoid getting really hot when you use the cart?
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Unread 01-21-2014, 07:50 PM   #12
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I haven't touched anything to see if it's hot, but last night while a friend was driving the cart to test it out I noticed a red glow coming from underneath the cart- I thought there might be some sort of power light. Could that have been what you're referring to? Where would I look/feel?
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Unread 01-21-2014, 08:07 PM   #13
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I would think if something is glowing red it is melting down.
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Unread 01-21-2014, 08:13 PM   #14
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I figured as much, but didn't know what it could have been. I'll check the v glide thing tomorrow. Where would I check for the hot coil thing, and how hot should it get, if at all?
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Default Re: '97 DS Low Torque/Acceleration

It should not be hot unless you were using dynamic brake. It would appear the solenoid is not working.
You can either replace the solenoid if you want to keep dynamic brake or remove it. I did a quick search and found a post from TahoeDawgZ71 explaining step by step how to do it:
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Unread 01-21-2014, 08:22 PM   #16
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Sergio, when I look to the back of the cart, the solenoids are to the left, right- next to the coil thing? If there are two, which is the culprit?
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If I'm reading that link right, it's easy to pull the rear of the motor off and remove the magnet to bypass the solenoid?
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Unread 01-21-2014, 08:37 PM   #18
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Read the whole thread, two different things....if the solenoid is bad, it will not turn on and therefore the resistor coil will always be inline with the motor.
I believe you can just unplug the sensor on that year model, no need to remove the magnet, but again, that will not fix the regen solenoid problem.
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If I'm reading both the link and your posts right, I should bypass the solenoid as well as pull the speed sensor? Ok, solenoid to bypass is one with coil attached (driver's side with white wires). But which wire is speed sensor, and which does the magnet pull do?
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The magnet works with the speed sensor to send information to the controller about how fast the motor is turning. If the speed exceeds the setting in the controller, it will activate the regen brake to slow down the cart.
You can just unplug the 3 pin connector at the end of the motor on the passenger side of the cart.
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