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I have a 2001 John Deere E-Gator that doesnt run. I have replaced

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I have a 2001 John Deere E-Gator that doesnt run. I have replaced controller and solenoid and checked correct wiring. Still can't get it to start up.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Agriculture and Farm Equipment
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
Does the charger come on? Does the solenoid click when pedal is pushed?
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
Do you you have voltmeter?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Charger comes on, yes.
No solenoid click when pedal pushed,
Yes have voltmeter
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I've got tech on the telephone.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
http://jdpc.deere.com/pimages/MP19/MP19961________UN01FEB99.gif
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
# ***** is the switch that has t close the solenoid, it has to have full 48 volts, and has to send it to the solenoids small post, to close the solenoid.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
didnt unterstand the question
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hello, Are you there
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hello are you there sir
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
Scroll up to see my replies!
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The last reply is the one regarding #7.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
Yes, the link is above it. This switch has to have full voltage and it has to send it to the solenoid. Is that happening?
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
http://jdpc.deere.com/pimages/MP19/MP19961________UN01FEB99.gif
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Yes. All that's hooked up correctly
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
Is it getting voltage?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Yes sir
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
Does the solenoid close?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Yes it closes
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
When did it last run? And did it quit under use? Or? Do you have full battery voltage (48) at controller and the drive motor? Most problems with electrics are bad connections or cables, or a single bad battery. What does each battery read? Any much higher or lower than the others?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Yellow wire from solenoid goes to controller. J13 pin in controller will not switch to ground.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Apparently, the mechanic got it working again after a year of no activity. He changed out controller and it ran really slow. Then he changed out the solenoid and now it won't turn on at all. 2 batteries are weak but don't seem to have anything to do with it not working at all now.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
You didn't answer my questions! The ground should just come from the battery negative. You have already changed the controller.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
ok. asking the mechanic now
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
I think you have battery problem!
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
yes it does over to battery
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
based upon.....
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
are you there?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I will call customer service to see what the delay is . Thanks
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
I work from home as a contractor and don't stay in front of computer all day long! I want to know what the battery voltage reads on each battery. An electric cart or Gator will not run with one bad battery or cable. I can opt out if you like, and we will see if anyone else will give you a better response. Let me know if that is what you want.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks for response. I will get the mechanic to give me voltage on all 8 batteries.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
A fully charged 6 volt battery will be around 6.4 volts and all batteries need to be close to the others!
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
They are.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
I don't think I can help. I am going to opt out. Sorry.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
can i ask for someone else. and who do i contact? thanks