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Unread 03-13-2014, 04:48 PM   #1
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Default Possible bad MCOR on 2008 Precedent

I'll start by saying my cart still has its original batteries, which are probably on their last leg, if not past that point already. The bigger problem is that the the cart does not move at all, forward or reverse. I took my cart in to the local cart shop to have someone look at it. He told me that the batteries should definitely be replaced, and that it was most likely that the MCOR was also bad.

He told me that 4 new batteries would cost $200ea + tax + labor, which doesn't seem horrible after researching battery prices on the internet. He then went on to explain a little bit about MCOR 1, MCOR 2, and MCOR 4, and pedal groups, and how my cart most likely had an MCOR 1 and would have be replaced with an MCOR 4, which would also require a conversion kit (I didn't understand too much when he was explaining it to me over the phone, but i've read up on it some on this forum and have a little better understanding of it now).

He then told me replacing the MCOR, with conversion kits and everything, could end up running as much as $500 (which seemed crazy high to me), but he wouldn't be able to tell exactly what all needs to be done until new batteries are installed.

I guess my question is, what would would you do in this situation? Is it worth it to just let him loose and fix everything for ~$1300, or possibly more? I'm leaning toward either doing everything myself (although I don't really know where to get batteries), or getting him to change out the batteries and trying to tackle replacing the MCOR myself to save some money.

Any help would be appreciated
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Unread 03-13-2014, 05:06 PM   #2
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I'll start by saying my cart still has its original batteries, which are probably on their last leg, if not past that point already. The bigger problem is that the the cart does not move at all, forward or reverse. I took my cart in to the local cart shop to have someone look at it. He told me that the batteries should definitely be replaced, and that it was most likely that the MCOR was also bad.

He told me that 4 new batteries would cost $200ea + tax + labor, which doesn't seem horrible after researching battery prices on the internet. He then went on to explain a little bit about MCOR 1, MCOR 2, and MCOR 4, and pedal groups, and how my cart most likely had an MCOR 1 and would have be replaced with an MCOR 4, which would also require a conversion kit (I didn't understand too much when he was explaining it to me over the phone, but i've read up on it some on this forum and have a little better understanding of it now).

He then told me replacing the MCOR, with conversion kits and everything, could end up running as much as $500 (which seemed crazy high to me), but he wouldn't be able to tell exactly what all needs to be done until new batteries are installed.

I guess my question is, what would would you do in this situation? Is it worth it to just let him loose and fix everything for ~$1300, or possibly more? I'm leaning toward either doing everything myself (although I don't really know where to get batteries), or getting him to change out the batteries and trying to tackle replacing the MCOR myself to save some money.

Any help would be appreciated
Do some searching here. There have been many discussions about misleading info about replacement MCORs. Check TahoeDawg's posts. He has the straight scoop on them. He will probably chime in, but you can also look at posts by him.
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Unread 03-14-2014, 09:10 PM   #3
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If you are mechanically inclined, changing the mcor is very simple. I would suggest trying that yourself.

Batteries are also simple, just heavy. Make sure you get deep cycle golf cart batteries.

If you are on a budget, you can get golf cart batteries at sams club. 200.00 per battery sounds high to me.

I install batteries for a living, and I charge 756.00 out the door for 12 volt installation. that includes tax and installation.
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Unread 03-16-2014, 01:28 PM   #4
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If you are mechanically inclined, changing the mcor is very simple. I would suggest trying that yourself.

Batteries are also simple, just heavy. Make sure you get deep cycle golf cart batteries.

If you are on a budget, you can get golf cart batteries at sams club. 200.00 per battery sounds high to me.

I install batteries for a living, and I charge 756.00 out the door for 12 volt installation. that includes tax and installation.
Good to know about the price of batteries. I'll check out Sam's the next time i'm in that area (closest one is ~30 miles away). Been looking at Sam's online and can't find any 12V's available, only 6V and 8V. Maybe that's a sign I should go ahead and make the 4x12V to 6x8V conversion...

I'm not too intimidated about doing any of the work myself. I guess I'll get my cart back from the shop and replace the batteries myself, then work on getting the MCOR issue sorted out.
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yes, get the batteries first. That may be your only issue.

Out here in the desert, Sams and Cosco , both sell golf cart batteries. But Coscos cart batteries are junk, maybe you get 2 years out of them, here.

Sams are Energizer batteries, and you get about 4 years out of them, again here in the desert.

But all the cart work is pretty easy and fun. Especially with the wealth of info and quality people here on this forum.
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Unread 03-16-2014, 02:42 PM   #6
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If you have the later model 2008 cart you should convert to 6 8v batteries, it may be as simple as removing a tray and getting the jumpers.
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Unread 03-16-2014, 07:05 PM   #7
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Got bored and made a trip over to Sam's. They only carry 6 and 8 volt batteries. 8 volt batteries were only $100 each so I'll probably explore that option next. Guess I need to call tomorrow and get my cart back from the shop
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read this,

conversion from 12 to (6) 8volt
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Unread 03-16-2014, 09:02 PM   #9
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So it sounds like it's a good sign that my tow/run switch is at the back and there is no divider in the battery bucket.
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Unread 03-16-2014, 09:26 PM   #10
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Mine too, that is great news congrats, I'd highly recommend the upgrade if your other batteries are a few years old, you said original, 2008? I'd replace them and see what happens.
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