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Unread 10-20-2014, 03:55 PM   #1
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Default V drive. What causes v drives to burn up.

I have put 3 new v drives on my 1996 club car and all have burned up after only 30 min or less.
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Unread 10-20-2014, 04:29 PM   #2
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Default Re: V drive. What causes v drives to burn up.

improper alinement of sweeper arm



incorrect voltage
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Unread 10-20-2014, 05:08 PM   #3
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Default Re: V drive. What causes v drives to burn up.

Also, heavy loads on the cart cause high amp draw (read: HEAT) through the V-glide (this is a resistor coil cart, right?)

Does the cart have oversize tires? What voltage batteries are in it? Aftermarket motor? How old are the batteries?

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Unread 10-20-2014, 05:52 PM   #4
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Default Re: V drive. What causes v drives to burn up.

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Also, heavy loads on the cart cause high amp draw (read: HEAT) through the V-glide (this is a resistor coil cart, right?)

Does the cart have oversize tires? What voltage batteries are in it? Aftermarket motor? How old are the batteries?


I agree - oversized tires, back seats, fat passengers, trailers, sand y footing, muddy footing, steep hills, heck a head wind will do it for crying out loud
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Unread 10-20-2014, 07:39 PM   #5
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Default Re: V drive. What causes v drives to burn up.

The v drive was checked for proper alignment aand installed by a mechanic. there was only the driver on the cart and it has new standard golf cart tires. we have been driving it for months with no problem but all of a sudden this has happened. I took it to golf cart place they replaced it and said it was fixed. that one burned also in just a few min. IT is back in the shop and they can't find what is wrong.
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Unread 10-20-2014, 07:46 PM   #6
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Default Re: V drive. What causes v drives to burn up.

It has 6 volt batteries 2013 and it is a coil resistor model . It does have a rear seat and I am a heavy load at 210 lbs.
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Unread 10-20-2014, 08:05 PM   #7
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Default Re: V drive. What causes v drives to burn up.

brakes hanging ?
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Unread 10-20-2014, 08:43 PM   #8
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Default Re: V drive. What causes v drives to burn up.

I will check brakes to see if they are hanging up.
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Unread 10-20-2014, 09:37 PM   #9
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Default Re: V drive. What causes v drives to burn up.

Does it have a stock motor or anything in it?
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Unread 10-21-2014, 12:03 AM   #10
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Default Re: V drive. What causes v drives to burn up.

I suppose the motor could be going bad? Something has increased the amperage draw to an unacceptable level.
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