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Unread 04-07-2011, 09:57 AM   #11
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Good progress. 2-4 makes sense. It will require a voltmeter and the ability to take voltage readings to proper diagnose the solenoid
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Unread 04-07-2011, 10:16 AM   #12
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The light on the charger, although a handy feature, will eventually turn solid for *any* batteries. If you unplug the charger from the car, then plug it back in . . . see if it doesn't resume charging.

Although there are many tests called for, they all involve repairing wiring inside the solenoid/controller cover . . . a likely solution (not for sure without a number of tests with a multimeter, which the cart mechanic you bought it from should be familiar with) is to replace the $23.30 solenoid, EZGO part number 27855G01

Good luck and let us know how you do . . .

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Mark, thanks for your feedback... Yes I was riding for a couple hours with a few stops here and there. We were showing the property to prospective members for the hunt club. I do recall towards the end of that session...it was starting to move slower so I figured it needed to be charged. I determined there was a full charge be the light on the charger. (did not blink). The previous owner actually is a cart mechanic and custom builds these for clients. He is a firefighter and hard to track down at times to get him to look at it so I wanted to try to get help on the forum. As far as the battery water level, I did check that as well and the levels look good.

I drove it in diagnostic mode and it did give me a series of beeps this time.
two quick ones then a quick pause then 4 quick beeps.
I looked at the diagram next to 2-4??? It said my selinoid is disconnected or failed. Am I looking at the right one?? IF so how do I find it to check it out?

Thanks again everyone for your help with this....
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Unread 04-07-2011, 10:18 AM   #13
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Ok thanks again!
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Unread 04-07-2011, 10:20 AM   #14
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Just 1 last thought on this = a cart built for off roading with several people on it should have an upgraded speed control and solenoid on it .... so if you have an environmental (black) cover on the speed control/solenoid package it is stock and needs to be upgraded to do the job you are describing. Do not put a stock solenoid on an upgraded controller. Let us know what you find under the seat
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Unread 04-07-2011, 10:23 AM   #15
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Mark, thanks Ill let you guys know the outcome.


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The light on the charger, although a handy feature, will eventually turn solid for *any* batteries. If you unplug the charger from the car, then plug it back in . . . see if it doesn't resume charging.

Although there are many tests called for, they all involve repairing wiring inside the solenoid/controller cover . . . a likely solution (not for sure without a number of tests with a multimeter, which the cart mechanic you bought it from should be familiar with) is to replace the $23.30 solenoid, EZGO part number 27855G01

Good luck and let us know how you do . . .
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Unread 04-07-2011, 08:11 PM   #16
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Scotty, thanks for the last bit of advice. I am going to look into upgrading those so I dont run into any more trouble. On another note. I talked to the guy that I bought it from and he did some research on this as well. He doesnt seem to think its the solenoid because of the fact it is still running? I went to a local dealer and service shop and talked to a tech there about my issue as well and he doesnt think its the solenoid either. I am confused now because that is not what the diagnostic reading is giving me. He seems to think it might be the brushings in the motor or a bad battery. I guess I wont know for sure until I get it in to have someone put their hands on it and get a full service performed on it.

This seemed to happen all of a sudden as I had about 1000 lbs of man on it riding around on rough terrain. (that might not have been the smartest thing Ive ever done...) There was one point where I went through some mud and on the way back I kinda got stuck. everyone jumped off and I made it through so there is a good chance I tore something up in the motor or something.. If you guys have any other thoughts on this I am open to anything right now. Thanks again for the feedback and support.

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Scotty, thanks for the last bit of advice. I am going to look into upgrading those so I dont run into any more trouble. On another note. I talked to the guy that I bought it from and he did some research on this as well. He doesnt seem to think its the solenoid because of the fact it is still running? I went to a local dealer and service shop and talked to a tech there about my issue as well and he doesnt think its the solenoid either. I am confused now because that is not what the diagnostic reading is giving me. He seems to think it might be the brushings in the motor or a bad battery. I guess I wont know for sure until I get it in to have someone put their hands on it and get a full service performed on it.

This seemed to happen all of a sudden as I had about 1000 lbs of man on it riding around on rough terrain. (that might not have been the smartest thing Ive ever done...) There was one point where I went through some mud and on the way back I kinda got stuck. everyone jumped off and I made it through so there is a good chance I tore something up in the motor or something.. If you guys have any other thoughts on this I am open to anything right now. Thanks again for the feedback and support.

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Ask the service tech to humor you and throw a new solenoid on it first and then proceed if it don't run. Not all techs are as smart as the computer?
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Bentley, you might want to check out this thread.....seems relevant as they have exactly the same symptoms you do....

EZGO PDS code?
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I'm with scotty . . . I still vote solenoid as the first thing to try.

Bogging down in mud and trying to drive out from being stuck is far more likely (although remotely possible) to fry the controller or strip a brake hub than to harm the motor. In either case (controller or hub) the car would not move at all.
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Ok guys here is an update on this.. Today I was looking at the solenoid (for the 18th time) and just soticed something... One of the wires was fused to another. It was hard to tell without actually pulling on all the wires. I think this was causing the 4-2 reading on the diagnostic mode. So I disconnected it from the battery, pulled them apart and taped them both with electrical tape. I hooked everything back up and ran another diagnostic on it. It gave me a 3-2! I am picking up a new one today and I am going to replace it. I hope there is no colateral damage because of this. I will let you guys know what happens next. You guys are good! I appreciate the help.
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