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Unread 12-30-2008, 06:21 PM   #1
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My 1998 EZ GO (DCS)has a problem that I can not figure out.
. the cart ran without problem and once parked it would no run at all
. when the pedal is pushed the silinoid clicks and the motor makes a sound
like it may be bound
. when the cart is on the ground I can not push it forward or back, the cart
acts as if it is in park (it only moves back and forth about 4 inches)
. the cart does not move when on the ground in tow or run mode
. I jacked the cart up and the rear wheels will rotate very easy, the wheels
counter rotate (driver's side forward, passenger side reverse)
. When the cart is lifted it still does not turn the tires when the pedal is
pushed

Could this be a wiring issue? Could the motor have locked up? Can we rule out the rearend?

Please help
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Unread 12-30-2008, 06:50 PM   #2
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Default Re: 1998 dcs

i,m guessing here but the year and symptons sounds like controller........just thinking out loud......................................
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Unread 12-30-2008, 07:18 PM   #3
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Thanks Tom, the controller seems to be about the only thing that seems to have been replaced. Before it stopped moving it would only go into forward, if I switched it to reverse it still went forward. The plugs behind the f/r switch were never hooked up and I was afraid I would run into bigger problems hooking them back together, not knowing
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Unread 12-30-2008, 08:49 PM   #4
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The plugs behind the f/r switch were never hooked up and I was afraid I would run into bigger problems hooking them back together, not knowing
Could you tell us more about the above statement?

I agree with shadowman, it sounds like your DCS controller has gone south.
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Unread 12-30-2008, 08:52 PM   #5
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Thanks Tom, the controller seems to be about the only thing that seems to have been replaced. Before it stopped moving it would only go into forward, if I switched it to reverse it still went forward. The plugs behind the f/r switch were never hooked up and I was afraid I would run into bigger problems hooking them back together, not knowing
Can you elaborate on the highlighted parts?
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Unread 12-31-2008, 05:27 AM   #6
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This cart was purchased very cheap because the battery trays ahad collasped, all of the wiring was in a bundle. A buddy was in town with a good amount of golf cart knowledge. He got the cart going forward before his time in town was up. He said I needed to get a set of the forward / reverse plugs (two wire connectors) because some wires were missing. The cart ran great forward, when I had to back it up I would put the cart in tow and push it. I can actually hear the silinoid click and hear movement in the motor but the noise the motor makes sounds it is in a bind, like it want to turn but is somehow bound or locked up.
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Unread 01-04-2009, 09:04 PM   #7
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The cart is running without any real repair. The controller is fine but one exposed wire was repaired that may have been creating a ground. Thanks for all your help
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