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Unread 02-09-2014, 07:39 PM   #1
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Default Solenoid/Resistor Cart Troubleshooting

Ok, so I just put my 81 Club Car back together. I replaced all the microswitches on the cart. Forward/Reverse and all 5 in the speed switch. I am getting clicks at all solenoids as the throttle is pressed. A test light hooked to the small posts on each solenoid shows them firing as the switches are tripped, but the cart doesn't move. If I place a jumper wire from the buss bar post to the resistor post on the solenoid, wheels turn. I thinks its unlikely all 4 speed solenoids are bad. I swapped out the master with the same results.

How do I troubleshoot the solenoids? What should I try to isolate my problem?
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Unread 02-09-2014, 08:20 PM   #2
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So, it was the master solenoid. Apparently, the "spare" solenoids I got when I bought the cart were bad as well.

Oh, well.
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Unread 02-09-2014, 09:54 PM   #3
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Default Re: Solenoid/Resistor Cart Troubleshooting

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So, it was the master solenoid. Apparently, the "spare" solenoids I got when I bought the cart were bad as well.

Oh, well.
I hate when that happens! Glad you got it going
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Unread 02-16-2014, 04:33 PM   #4
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Default Re: Solenoid/Resistor Cart Troubleshooting

Got a quick question, I have an 81 also. Do you have 12vdc coming from your switches to fire the solenoids? Mine does but I never heard of that before. Also will the throttle switches handle 36 volts if I have to go that way? I have 4 bad solenoids at the moment.
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Unread 02-16-2014, 11:52 PM   #5
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sak00. Not normal. Should have full system voltage activation on solenoids. Mechanical switches don't care about voltage, only amperage.
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Unread 02-17-2014, 03:42 AM   #6
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Thank you T.
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