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Unread 07-17-2014, 10:42 PM   #1
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Default Ezgo TXT runs better without resistor

I have been having issues with my cart for a while and have been troubleshooting the system with the help of several pro's on this forum. My original thread was "Solenoid clicks but cart will not move (sometimes)". Last week I accidentally broke my solenoid resistor and the cart was running perfectly without the resistor. I did not have a problem for a whole week. The new resistor finally came in and after I installed it the problem is back. I am having a problem with the cart intermittently not moving when I press on the peddle. Does anyone know why the resistor would be causing the problem. The old resistor was good until I accidentally broke it trying to clean the cart.

I appreciate any help with this.

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2000 Ezgo TXT series cart
All upgrades were through Scotty B. Scotty B helped me though the 36-48v conversion and was awesome.
-Upgraded it to 48v. 8 6v batteries with 48v charger.
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-6 inch lift with off road tires
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Unread 07-18-2014, 09:20 AM   #2
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Default Re: Ezgo TXT runs better without resistor

I'd check with ScottyB and see if your controller requires the charge resistor. Some controllers have one built in.
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Unread 07-18-2014, 09:29 AM   #3
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I'd check with ScottyB and see if your controller requires the charge resistor. Some controllers have one built in.
Alltrax's website, and product manuals, are VERY specific that a precharge resistor and diode are required to maintain your warranty (but oddly not included). The SPM will throw a code if resistor is not present. It is really strange how yours is acting, i have never seen that one before on a alltrax (i have seen cars that were not happy without 2 resistors, some for reasons i never could discover).
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Default Re: Ezgo TXT runs better without resistor

If you have the new SPM type Alltrax control it should not run without a precharge resistor.
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Unread 07-23-2014, 08:47 AM   #5
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Default Re: Ezgo TXT runs better without resistor

Yes, resistor and diode are required. Make sure the resistor is wired in the correct direction and is for the right amperage though.

Just a thought.
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Yes, resistor and diode are required. Make sure the resistor is wired in the correct direction and is for the right amperage though.

Just a thought.
Resistors care not a bit which "direction" they are installed... Diodes, on the other hand, will explode if installed in the wrong direction (stripe towards the pos wire is correct).
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Whats happening with this cart? I've never heard of a pre-charge resistor slowing a cart down
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Default Re: Ezgo TXT runs better without resistor

I think I jumped the gun by saying it runs better without the resistor. I have been having intermittent problems with the cart just not running. It just happened to be having a good week after I removed the resistor, but the problem came back. Since then I have installed a new resistor. The crazy part is, after work yesterday I tried to ride it and it would not go. I did a lot of troubleshooting and it still would not run. Around 10pm I walked out to feed the dogs and pushed in the peddle to see what would happen and everything was good. It's driving me nuts!!!!!
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