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Just put in new batteries on a 36 Volt 1993 Club Car Golf Cart.

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Just put in new batteries on a 36 Volt 1993 Club Car Golf Cart. Fully charged and push gas peddle and cart jerks. Runs good for a minuite but slows down.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Bluextc89 replied 6 years ago.
With the cart jerking - there are 1 of 2 problems.
The pot (accelerator pedal) is malfunctioning - or the speed controller is failing.

To check the pot - disconnect it from the wiring. Using your multimeter - set to ohms - meter it out. It should start around 5000 ohms resistance at rest. As you press the pedal slowly - the resistance should approach 0.

If it turns negative or goes in the opposite direction during the actuation - the pot is bad and should be replaced.

If it meters fine - your speed controller needs repair or replacement. This is an electronic speed controller and there is really no way for the layman to repair without an oscilloscope. There are many places that remanufacture - or sell remanufactured with your core. A simple Google search can bring them up for you.

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