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Unread 06-12-2009, 12:48 PM   #1
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Default Cart goes when key is off

I am a newbie at the whole golf cart thing and really need a little help.
I just purchased a 1979 (I know it's old) EZ-GO 3 wheeler.
I does move good and has newer batteries.
But I have a few questions I just don;t know the answers to.

1. When the key is off and I put the cart into gear (F or R) the cart will roll. Is this right??? I had it up on blocks and put it in gear and the wheels started to spin??

2. When I do drive it around the resistor coil seems to get pretty hot pretty quick, even if I am at full speed. Could this be a bad solenoid??

Any help would be great.

Thanks!
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Unread 06-12-2009, 12:56 PM   #2
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Default Re: Cart goes when key is off

both of the situations you describe are not right. check the speed wiper arm . make sure it is going from zero to WOT Sounds like you are not getting either,,,,, careful running wot on the jack stands... motor can exceed safe RPMS and grenade
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Unread 06-12-2009, 01:01 PM   #3
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Can you explain what the wiper arm looks like? or provide me with a picture as a guide. (told you I am new to this stuff) lol
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Unread 06-14-2009, 06:30 PM   #4
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Default Re: Cart goes when key is off

I had a similar situation with my '87. I came to find out that there was a jumper wire installed from the line + side of the coil to the first point of the wiper board. So that even with the key off, it would operate at slow speed in either direction. I removed this jumper and that problem went away. I do not know the truth on this, but was told that this is a valet feature some golf courses put on their fleet carts?
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Unread 06-15-2009, 01:00 PM   #5
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Dave,

Thanks! That is what it was...I removed the jumper wire and replaced all of the battery cables and followed the wiring diagram on this site and bam! She is running like a champ...


Thanks for the help!
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