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Unread 08-26-2017, 11:23 AM   #1
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Default 97 ezgo txt not starting

I have a 97 ezgo txt with rebuilt engine. After a lot of trouble shooting finally got it running. Ran for a couple of hours then dead battery. Tested it and it turns out is was the voltage regulator. Replaced it and tests great now. Ran it for a few more hours then dead again. This time nothing. Battery is charged and solenoid tests fine according to a test I seen online.
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Unread 08-26-2017, 12:43 PM   #2
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Could be a fuse. See if the small terminal on the solenoid that is connected to your pedal switch is getting power.

One end of your meter on the negative battery terminal. The other on the solenoid. Then step on the pedal.
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Unread 08-26-2017, 03:13 PM   #3
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1 terminal is constantly reading -13.46 with pedal pressed or not pressed. The other reads 0
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Unread 08-26-2017, 03:49 PM   #4
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That doesn't make sense.

One terminal is connected directly to ground. That means that when checking voltage between it, and the negative battery terminal, it should be zero all the time.

The other small terminal is connected to the positive side of the battery, but the voltage has to go through the key switch, and the pedal switch first. It should only have voltage when those two switches are making contact.

You need to figure out where that constant voltage is coming from.
Here's the part that doesn't make sense. If your solenoid was good, and there really was a constant voltage at that small terminal, your starter would be turning all of the time.

I will also ask just to clarify. You did put the meter leads on the small terminals, and not the big ones, right?
One more thing. Your meter leads were backwards. That's why you got negative numbers.
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Unread 08-26-2017, 07:42 PM   #5
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I'm sorry you were right I was checking the large terminals I am getting nothing from the small terminals with the switch on and pedal pressed
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Unread 08-26-2017, 08:08 PM   #6
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Ok. Go to your key switch. See if there is voltage there.

I still say blown fuse. I don't know if you have an inline fuse, or if there is a box hidden somewhere. Either way, you need to find the fuse.
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Unread 08-29-2017, 12:21 PM   #7
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How do I check if there is voltage to the key switch? Also I can only find 1 fuse on this golf cart and it looks good
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Unread 08-29-2017, 01:39 PM   #8
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If your meter has a continuity setting use it to test the fuse I have seen fuses that look good but when you test continuity it doesn't check out
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Unread 08-29-2017, 04:11 PM   #9
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The fuse does have continuity
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Unread 08-29-2017, 04:19 PM   #10
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How do I check if the key switch is getting power?
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