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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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Club car DS: my 2000 club car DS with the Kawasaki FE 290 gas

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my 2000 club car DS with the Kawasaki FE 290 gas engine was running fine when I shut it off yesterday, this morning it won't even try to turn over. Checked battery shows 12.8 volts ( new battery) lights and horn work fine, but it will not even try to turn over. Engine will rotate freely by hand. Fuse not blown. Suspect some electrical component. What do you think?
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Electric Vehicles
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 7 months ago.
The foot pedal has to activate the micro switch, that engages the starter solenoid. All mounted in the same box with battery and throttle cable. Micro switch may be stuck or wire off.?/
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 7 months ago.
switch box
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
I figure that I just wasted $28.00 dollars, I had already checked the switches and connections. I quess, that I should have tracked the issue further before I checked into getting expert assistance. I checked the solenoid and it was bad even though I installed a new one about a month ago. Larry
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 7 months ago.
I can only relate to what you give me to work with. I gave diagrams and explained operation. If foot micro sends voltage to the solenoid, and the solenoid does not close, then solenoid would have been bad. Thanks.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 7 months ago.
I only get credit if you accept, so we both were wasting our time and money