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Experience:  have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
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Brakes are locked up. changed brake and still locked up.

Customer Question

brakes are locked up. changed brake and still locked up. when you put in tow position and put in neutral brakes are still locked up. brake lights stay on all the time....what do u think!
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

MAke and model? What is it?

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Ezgo RXV cart? 48 volts with electric brake on drive motor?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
48 volt ez-go with electrical motor 2012
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
RXV
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Are batteries fully charged and read around 54 volts? Do you have at least 48 volts to the brake solenoid to release the brake?

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

Yes, voltage is 48 volts or More? Does brake do anything?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
can play 36 holes before charging
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

You have voltmeter to check the voltage?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
not now.... checked it this afternoon tho...
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
not at home
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Brake is dependent on having full battery voltage, anything less and brake will not release and can apply while driving.

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Did you check the brake solenoid before you replaced the brake?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
did not change solenoid!!!!!!!!!!! But cart just went 36 holes last week and then I charged.... I know the batteries are good
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
cart should unlock brakes when u put into tow position and put key switch in nutruel
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Yes, does the brake release? If not the solenoid to brake is not closing.

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

you have 6, 8 volt batteries, not 4, 12 volts?

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Just link to various RXV brake issues!

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
4 - 12 volt
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
read some of the articles on that web sight and that really pertains to the first rvx that ez-go put out..... I know the rep for ez go and those issues have been corrected. I have a 2012 model
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

That is what they want to make you believe! I think you will find that you have low voltage or bad solenoid.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
OK Curtis!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for your help...
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Thank you, ***** ***** to close.

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

?? I thought I saw a post where it turned out to be a bad battery.? But it is not showing now. ?? Question is shown open.