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Unread 03-21-2014, 11:33 AM   #1
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Default Hot wire smell

I have a 2002 36v cart as long as I go wide open it work awesome. when I drive half pedal or less It smells like some of the wires are getting hot.Ive checked my connections and everything is tight.Any help would be appreciated.
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Unread 03-21-2014, 11:48 AM   #2
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is this cart stock (motor / controller).water levels in batteries ? a simple heat temp gun from lowes, home depot or harbor fright work well to check temps on terminals , motor and so on
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Unread 03-21-2014, 11:55 AM   #3
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You may be smelling the resistor coils burning off energy in the form of heat.
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Unread 03-21-2014, 12:02 PM   #4
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ill check the temps and I didnt think to see if the coils were really hot
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Unread 03-21-2014, 12:07 PM   #5
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That's the problem with the older resistor cars, they burn off energy in the form of heat.
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Unread 03-21-2014, 02:47 PM   #6
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I need to upgrade it
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Unread 03-21-2014, 04:14 PM   #7
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I'm in the same boat as you with my '92 DS. Plans are to upgrade using scottyb's Solid State conversion.
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