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Unread 07-21-2007, 09:38 PM   #1
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I was loading my 77? Sport Coupe on a trailer this morning. Drove it part way up and it quit like a circuit breaker or something disconnected. I found no loose wires or connections (cleaned them while I was there), but the solinoid now "rattles" when you depress the accelerator (rattles faster the further you push). Finding nothing loose, I replaced the solinoid and it still rattles. Battery voltage is 36.1 and with the charger plugged in its 43 so I dont think its battery. (it also rattles with the charger on which to me eliminates voltage).

The grade on the ramps was about 8-10% for a load.

what did I break? anyone with ideas?

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Unread 07-21-2007, 09:41 PM   #2
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Default Re: If its not the solinoid?.....

This is only a guess, but it could possibly be a resistor coil.
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This is only a guess, but it could possibly be a resistor coil.
are these the coils at the back next to the motor under the fender?

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I don't know where they are located on those carts, but if it looks like a series of metal coils, then chances are they are your resistor coils.
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Roady89 should log on later. When he answers this, you will have THE answer.
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Default Re: If its not the solinoid?.....

Re-check all your connections, and look for a broken coil. I have a 77 melex which is an ezgo clone. The soenoid rattles like that one time and it ended up being a wrong connection. Could you possiblly have gotten a cable mis-placed after it quit?
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Re-check all your connections, and look for a broken coil. I have a 77 melex which is an ezgo clone. The soenoid rattles like that one time and it ended up being a wrong connection. Could you possiblly have gotten a cable mis-placed after it quit?
Front and rear of the solinoid no, pretty obvious via wires not moving where those went. The 2 small contacts I could have - forward small contact to key and rear to switch on comutator/wiper is how I hooked it up (thought it came off that way). All other connections were cleaned one at a time so those went back where they were. I did not touch the coils under the left rear fender when I did my cleaning. If they "look" ok, is there a resistance check I can do to confirm their condition? Is there a way I can check the motor to make sure something didn't happen there on the overload?...or is that mostlikely not an issue?

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Unread 07-22-2007, 08:46 AM   #8
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Did you check the connections at the coils? Its either a bad/wrong connection or a broken coil. It wont be a motor issue.

What sounds like happened is the connection was already bad and getting hot or the coil was partially broken and when you loaded it the amps went up and took out the bad connection.
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Did you check the connections at the coils? Its either a bad/wrong connection or a broken coil. It wont be a motor issue.

What sounds like happened is the connection was already bad and getting hot or the coil was partially broken and when you loaded it the amps went up and took out the bad connection.
I didn't do anything with the coils other than acknowledge their presence so I'll check them and clean connections today.

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Unread 07-22-2007, 01:38 PM   #10
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Default Re: If its not the solinoid?.....

cleaned the connections on the coils plus checked them for continuity/breaks and found no problems ... other than it still does not run. Started re-cleaning all other connections just to make sure I didn't miss anything (done with a wire brush once already - but what the heck).

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