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Curtis B.
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Category: Small Engine
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Experience:  have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
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After driving my fully charged cart from 10 to 20 mins the

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After driving my fully charged cart for anywhere from 10 to 20 mins the cart just stops. It is as if the key were turned off or the accelerator were defective. Then when I sit for a few minutes it will run again. What causes this and how can I fix it.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Make and model? Year ?

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Battery age and condition? Do you hear solenoid clicking when pedal is pushed after it quits?

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Can be a single battery going bad, or it can be the solenoid dropping out.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
My cart is an 04 TXT
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Battery age and condition? Do you hear solenoid clicking when pedal is pushed after it quits?

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Do you have a voltmeter to check the voltages?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

OK,what is battery age, and what does each battery test? After charging and when cart quits?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Batteries are 4 months old. Tested at 38.7 volts but I have not tested when quit. I will take my battery charger with me and test the next time. Probably after lunch, ( CST)
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Ok, also listen for the click from the solenoid and foot pedal. If the foot pedal or the solenoid does not close, the cart gets no power to the controller. Solenoid or foot micro switch or wires to them are common faults.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
where is the foot micro switch.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Under the drivers side mat, under a cover.

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

You should here it click when pedal is pushed. Better heard with key OFF>