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I have a 2000 club...
I have a 2000 club cart ds d and d high tourqe hi speed motor controler is a ge 500 and hd forward reverse switch.. So my problem is this changed cables to big 4 gauge and now the cart makes the clicking sound coming from selinoid.. Yes it's a series motor... My engnition is going to v-glide the other to selinoid...
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Electric Vehicle Mechanic: Curtis B., Other replied 2 years ago
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48 volts? Does charger come on? What is voltage at the solenoid? Do you have pack voltage at the solenoid, motor and Vglide? With new cables, you can have a bad connection,or a cable that was not crimped properly, and it only takes one bad connector or cable to kill the system! Was the cart working before the cables were changed?
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Hey Curtis yes in the car it was working perfectly what I had done was just disconnect the negative connection on the battery because I didn't want our kids to drive the car because it goes so fast it's 20 miles an hour. I have been unsuccessful in trying to figure out the problem yes I do have voltage to the solenoid... I have even taken apart and cleaned the v gliders well
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Yes 48 volts
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Yes charger comes infact, last night I plugged in charger and normally it would cut off by morning? But it was still on, and regretting 8 volts and the batteries were hot.. But I had 6 gauge wires and chaned a couple out last weekend to 4 After we got back and I hooked cart back up just like it was and nothing just the big Click.. Motornisnbrand new two moths old...
Electric Vehicle Mechanic: Curtis B., Other replied 2 years ago
have 48 volts on both sides of solenoid when it clicks?
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Before the click I have 50.2 to selanoid.. After click it reads lower than that...
Electric Vehicle Mechanic: Curtis B., Other replied 2 years ago
But do you have same voltage to both sides?
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Yes
Electric Vehicle Mechanic: Curtis B., Other replied 2 years ago
What does the voltage drop to? With no load from motor, there should be very little drop!
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I am not home now but I can cram that tomarrow... If that's ok? I might just call you so that I can just get this thing running...
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Call u tomarrow
Electric Vehicle Mechanic: Curtis B., Other replied 2 years ago
oK, but best to use this format!
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Sounds good, thank you. I would like you to handle this I saw one other issue you solved but mine I think will take some more testing.. Lol anyways will text u tommarow night
Electric Vehicle Mechanic: Curtis B., Other replied 2 years ago
I would take a good look at the cables you replaced!
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Ok
Electric Vehicle Mechanic: Curtis B., Other replied 2 years ago
I will be here tomorrow! Good night
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Hey Curtis I will be home tonight! Will you be available?
Electric Vehicle Mechanic: Curtis B., Other replied 2 years ago
should be. Have to make short trip toWallyworld
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Ok Curtis I am ready!!! Lol
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Cables are all good and inspected! You want voltage from both sides of selanoid?
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I have 50.9 on red side and 49.7 on yellow side
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Curtis help
Electric Vehicle Mechanic: Curtis B., Other replied 2 years ago
Does the solenoid close? Have you bypassed it?
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I have put the jumper on both sides of large post and nothing still ticks their while pressing the gas pedal
Electric Vehicle Mechanic: Curtis B., Other replied 2 years ago
Take ohm meter and ohm each of the new cables. I wonder if one of the new cables is not made right? Maybe the insulation was not stripped and the connection is not being made.??
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I have 50.9 volts across pack.. Can I test while they're attached to the battery pack
Electric Vehicle Mechanic: Curtis B., Other replied 2 years ago
I doubt it is on the battery pack, what other cables were replaced?
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I only replaced the ones that connect the pack.. #6 beg. Going to the controller tested ok ... I do have a question though why is it when I depress the Excelerator the vaults drop ago from 49.7 50.9 coming out of the solenoid
Electric Vehicle Mechanic: Curtis B., Other replied 2 years ago
You will always have a small voltage drop when solenoid closes.
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Ok I am at a loss
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I have 49 volts to motor when Peddel is not pressed and 50.3 at the motor when it is??? Crazy
Electric Vehicle Mechanic: Curtis B., Other replied 2 years ago
The controller has to vary the voltage to the field, armature voltage does not change.
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Electric Vehicle Mechanic: Curtis B., Other replied 2 years ago
Two/run switch in run? have you thought about replacing the new cables with old cables, one at a time.? You have Vglide, and one solenoid and controller?Club Car has various systems, some have two solenoids.
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Electric Vehicle Mechanic: Curtis B., Other replied 2 years ago
Tow!
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Have no tow run, I have a a v-glide I have checked all cables for continuity: all good they are new cables coming from f/r and yes one cell annoyed. I just can't understand why I'm getting power to the motor and nothings turning that's why I was asking about the three wires going into the controller the 123 wire...
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Inhave a ge250 controller with three adjustments on top...
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Sorry ge500 controler
Electric Vehicle Mechanic: Curtis B., Other replied 2 years ago
Motor will always have battery voltage on the A1 and A2 terminals. The controller is connected to the motors F terminals, which is where the voltage has to vary. I'm at a loss as to what is going on. Has to be something so simple, it is being overlooked! I'm going to sleep on it. Sorry.
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I will but last we spoke u said u had to sleep on it.. I agree it has to be something simple, but having difficulties
Electric Vehicle Mechanic: Curtis B., Other replied 2 years ago
I'm back home from short vacation. Did you find anything? If this all happened when the cables were replaced, I would go back and install the old cables one at a time to see if we overlooked something.
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Prior to me replacing all the wires I went on vacation and just disconnected the main terminal on number six came back off of vacation hooked up number six and I have no at nothing just was a click. I did this somy children wouldn't drive it when we're on vacation. I am open to suggestions
Electric Vehicle Mechanic: Curtis B., Other replied 2 years ago
Power to the Vglide? Continuity on the Vglide? Full voltage to both Vglide and controller?
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Ok let's talk vglide! Who can nick the continuity to that..
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I personally think it's that IV glide has the red and green and white wire coming out of it also a three plug connector that goes to the controller for the onboard computer I'm sorry
Electric Vehicle Mechanic: Curtis B., Other replied 2 years ago
Check the input, to the output. Input will be easy enough to identify, then check it to each of the other tow wires , to see if it changes as control is moved.
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Ok i have a blue and green coming out of vglide? With key off and and in gear white ohms it reads .3 when depressed..
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Full voltage to controller I not sure how tontest for that?
Electric Vehicle Mechanic: Curtis B., Other replied 2 years ago
Meter black to negative battery cable on battery pack, charger end, red lead on the Vglide plug to test for voltage. Then unplug the Vglide, and do continuity test.
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Ok the three wire plug?
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I have the the plug coming out of vglide and blue and green?
Electric Vehicle Mechanic: Curtis B., Other replied 2 years ago
Not sure on the colors!
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I have 12 volts to the vglide
And and when I press peddle shows 0 or OL
Electric Vehicle Mechanic: Curtis B., Other replied 2 years ago
Where is Vglide getting 12 volts? Why is it not full voltage? Follow the wire back to its source.
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Correction vglide is getting 50 volts in and out when pressed...
Electric Vehicle Mechanic: Curtis B., Other replied 2 years ago
Is the output closing the contacter?
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Out out meaning the green wire that fields to the micro switch then to the seliniod? Yea
Electric Vehicle Mechanic: Curtis B., Other replied 2 years ago
IK, how about output from vglide to the controller?
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
50 volts when pressed
Electric Vehicle Mechanic: Curtis B., Other replied 2 years ago
any output from controller to the field of motor?
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
50!volts to red wire in terminal one on controller (they are labeled 1,2,3)
Electric Vehicle Mechanic: Curtis B., Other replied 2 years ago
any output from controller to the field of motor?
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Electric Vehicle Mechanic: Curtis B., Other replied 2 years ago
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Electric Vehicle Mechanic: Curtis B., Other replied 2 years ago
Do you have the on board computer or the micro swithes?
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I have three micros and a obc which the v glide plugs into
Electric Vehicle Mechanic: Curtis B., Other replied 2 years ago
All micros open and close? Will the OBC do a reset?
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Electric Vehicle Mechanic: Curtis B., Other replied 2 years ago
All micros open and close? Will the OBC do a reset?
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
They all click! Can I check which ohm
Electric Vehicle Mechanic: Curtis B., Other replied 2 years ago
Continuity check them
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Tell continuity check for both open and close give me a few minutes I'll do that now you want all three microswitches done
Electric Vehicle Mechanic: Curtis B., Other replied 2 years ago
Sure, check all three
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Ok all three seem to open and close and have either a closed circuit or open depending on which direction
Electric Vehicle Mechanic: Curtis B., Other replied 2 years ago
Do search and find Bypass OBC on Club Car, and see if cart will work.
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Let me see what I can find I also have to get a new micro switch broke one of the tabs off also I did find a bad wire... We are getting closer thank you
Electric Vehicle Mechanic: Curtis B., Other replied 2 years ago
OK< I will be around!
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Electric Vehicle Mechanic: Curtis B., Other replied 2 years ago
OK< I will be around!
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
One thing I did find strange is that the charger would not turn off last time incharged the cart, I have reset the obc several times.. Would a bad obc cause the charger not to turn off
Electric Vehicle Mechanic: Curtis B., Other replied 2 years ago
Yes, it can.
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