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Category: Electric Vehicles
Satisfied Customers: 719
Experience:  Worked on fleet of various electric vehicles, golf carts, scissor lifts and electric booms.
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The cart was submerged in flood waters for about 8 hours and

Customer Question

the cart was submerged in flood waters for about 8 hours and after letting it sit for a day there seem to be no power coming from the switch. it has a battery meter and the light does not come on when I turn the key switch.
JA: Is the power loss consistent, or does it fluctuate?
Customer: Consistent
JA: What is the model/year of your electric?
Customer: ezgo 2003
JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: yes, checked fuses and connections
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: the lights work but that is all
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Electric Vehicles
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 month ago.

Thanks for giving me the opportunity to work with you! I will do my best to help.

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 month ago.

Gas cart or electric? Do you have voltmeter to test battery voltage? Batteries submerged for 8 hours usually do not recover and will need to be replaced. With gas cart, engine needs to be drained and flushed and transmission drained and refilled. Electric cart, tranmision has to be drained, electric motor cleaned, batteries replaced and likely the controller and solenoids replaced. ??? Was it covered under insurance?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
No
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 month ago.

no insurance ??? Gas or electric?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Electric
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 month ago.

Ok, where do you want to start? Ezgo or Club Car? Do you have a voltmeter? Any charge in any of the batteries? Charger water soaked? Controller and all switches will need o be checked or replaced. have you drained the transmission to see if it is filled with water/?