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Category: Electric Vehicles
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Experience:  Worked on fleet of various electric vehicles, golf carts, scissor lifts and electric booms.
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My 1975 cushman golf cart goes very slow. It hasn't been

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my 1975 cushman golf cart goes very slow. It hasn't been used in 35 years do I need to change the oil or axle grease. The back wheel when jacked up will turn but slowly with pedal fully engaged.
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Electric Vehicles
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 10 months ago.

I doubt it is the oil. Is the brake dragging? That is more likley. Engine seems to be running fine? I assume this is gas cart?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
The brake is not dragging, the motor I believe is good and it is an electric cart. The wheels if I push them when jacked up will speed up but it is an all metal golf cart
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 10 months ago.

Any model number? What voltage are you getting to the drive motor? 36 volt cart or ??? Do you have electrical diagram?

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 10 months ago.

New batteries?

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 10 months ago.

Does charger show to work when plugged in?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
it is 36v I don't have a diagram I went by the one on Vintage golf carts website that you sent last time. The model # *****(###) ###-####
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 10 months ago.

Are you getting 36 volts to the drive motor?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I have new batteries, the charger is charging. How do I check for the volts getting to the motor
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 10 months ago.

You need a voltmeter, to check the voltages. A cheap digital voltmeter is less than $10 at auto or retail store.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
okay will get the meter and get back with you Thanks, Curtis
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 10 months ago.

If full voltage is getting to the motor, then motor needs to be checked.

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 10 months ago.

Thanks.