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This is the old resistor control cart.
You have a cable that has melted, at the f/r switch or at the solenoid, and it may be related to the resistors.
Check each cable, with voltmeter and by pulling on them, to find any bad connections.
Does cart have the resistor box? I call it a toaster!
Foot pedal has micro switches that have to close the solenoid for cart to run.
OK, looks like with the rain I will be inside!
F101 makes it a 2001 model with Curtis controller. TXT , here is a basic diagram, but same problem, the foot swicth has to close the solenoid when you press it.
See if this fits.
It is possible, but I would check the f/r switch first. Do you have battery voltage to the f/r switch? Does it send power to the motor , when it is turned for drive?
Voltage to f/r switch should come from, the solenoid. Do you have battery voltage to both sides of solenoid?
Solenoid will be just in front of the controller, in the plastic box, under the passenger side seat.
run/ ow switch might be on the plastic cover. May even be a fuse there. Depends on the exact model.
THat's a problem, the large wires both should have full battery voltage, at all times.
Trace back in both directions , looking for battery voltage, 36 volts.
No, key does not have to be on.
Positive should be correct.
!! Take negative cable off battery pack, install the posiitve cable that is off, then reconnect the negative!
Last posiitive post? What voltage do you get across from this post to the lat negative post on battery pack? Do you get 36 volts?
I thought you said the charger worked?
So why does the cable you just installed not have voltage?
Is the negative battery cable on the B- to controller in place, or did you drop it too?
If nothing at solenoid, there still has to be a break in the circuit.
Getting there, but have to have 36 volts at both large terminals of the solenoid. One from battery posiitve, other from the B + terminal of the controller.
Yes,. Those are correct.
Back to the snap/crackle when you hooked up the f.r switch? Where did it seem the spark was at? At theF/r switch?
F/R switch has nothing to do with the power to the solenoid. We need to determine why the solenoid does not have battery voltage.
You have voltage at one end of cable and not the other? Then cable is bad. But that takes care of one side, now the other!
Ok, it's not going to work until you find the voltage loss! Let me know, use the voltmeter and follow the cables.