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My 1975 cushman golf cart goes very slow. It hasn't been…

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my 1975 cushman golf cart goes very slow. It hasn't been used in 35 years do I need to change the oil or axle grease. The back wheel when jacked up will turn but slowly with pedal fully engaged.
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Electric Vehicle Mechanic: Curtis B., Other replied 2 years ago
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I doubt it is the oil. Is the brake dragging? That is more likley. Engine seems to be running fine? I assume this is gas cart?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
The brake is not dragging, the motor I believe is good and it is an electric cart. The wheels if I push them when jacked up will speed up but it is an all metal golf cart
Electric Vehicle Mechanic: Curtis B., Other replied 2 years ago

Any model number? What voltage are you getting to the drive motor? 36 volt cart or ??? Do you have electrical diagram?

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Electric Vehicle Mechanic: Curtis B., Other replied 2 years ago

New batteries?

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Electric Vehicle Mechanic: Curtis B., Other replied 2 years ago

Does charger show to work when plugged in?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
it is 36v I don't have a diagram I went by the one on Vintage golf carts website that you sent last time. The model # *****(###) ###-####
Electric Vehicle Mechanic: Curtis B., Other replied 2 years ago

Are you getting 36 volts to the drive motor?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I have new batteries, the charger is charging. How do I check for the volts getting to the motor
Electric Vehicle Mechanic: Curtis B., Other replied 2 years ago

You need a voltmeter, to check the voltages. A cheap digital voltmeter is less than $10 at auto or retail store.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
okay will get the meter and get back with you Thanks, Curtis
Electric Vehicle Mechanic: Curtis B., Other replied 2 years ago

If full voltage is getting to the motor, then motor needs to be checked.

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Electric Vehicle Mechanic: Curtis B., Other replied 2 years ago

Thanks.

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