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Unread 08-21-2013, 08:59 AM   #1
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Default 95 medalist wire caught fire!!!!

My 95 medalist has been very slow up hill. I changed all wires to 4 gauge and the other day everything stopped and when I lifted the seat one of the wires that goes from the speed controller to the solenoid was literally on fire. I think it was marked b on the controller and it went to the solenoid then to the battery. Any help on what's causing this would be appreciated
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Unread 08-21-2013, 09:06 AM   #2
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Default Re: 95 medalist wire caught fire!!!!

Bad cable or loose connection.
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Unread 08-21-2013, 09:10 AM   #3
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Default Re: 95 medalist wire caught fire!!!!

I checked all the cables and connections numerous times everything was very tight all the crimps were real tight and all the cables are brand new 4 gauge. I just put them in about 2 months ago to see if it would help going up hill but nothing changed
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Unread 08-21-2013, 09:12 AM   #4
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Default Re: 95 medalist wire caught fire!!!!

As stated the biggest cause of hot cables is poor connections.
Undersized controller and or solenoid can cause excess heat.
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Unread 08-21-2013, 09:20 AM   #5
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Default Re: 95 medalist wire caught fire!!!!

Everything is stock on the cart motor speed controller solenoid everything batteries are fine its just slow up hill. I'm planning on new everything this winter motor solenoid controller f and r switch. But I'm just trying to get this one to last one more month till my campsite closes
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Default Re: 95 medalist wire caught fire!!!!

Well, put a new golf cart cable (not automotive) on it and watch it..... also minimize the loads uphill.
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Unread 08-21-2013, 11:56 AM   #7
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Default Re: 95 medalist wire caught fire!!!!

I did change the cable and it works but I'm just curious on what caused it what the prob may be
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Unread 08-21-2013, 07:55 PM   #8
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Default Re: 95 medalist wire caught fire!!!!

None of the rest of the cables were hot? Was the cable that was burning, burning on one end or the other, or the whole thing? If it was only the solenoid end, the solenoid is probably bad. I had a bad solenoid that worked fine, but the cable ends got hot. New solenoid and not hot anymore. Also if yours is one of those tin case ones, they are only like 85amp rating.
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Is the bad cable crimped or soldered?
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Unread 08-21-2013, 09:31 PM   #10
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Default Re: 95 medalist wire caught fire!!!!

my bet would be bad noid if it was wire from noid to controller
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