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I have a Western 400 2 seater (36 volt)that has been sitting…

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I have a Western...

I have a Western 400 2 seater (36 volt)that has been sitting about 8 years. Running when parked. Installed new batteries and cables. Charged to 38 volts. reverse alarm works. Throttle causes relay to click. Tested continuity on solenoid. 0 and 50 ohms.

Mechanic's Assistant: How many miles are on the car? Has the car been starting normally?

No idea on either. My wife's mother's cart. She died and it has just been sitting. I'm starting from scratch. I have a fair bit of electrical knowledge.

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model of your '50 electric?

Western***********is the serial number. I believe it's more likely from the '90s.

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?

Yes. New batteries/charging to 38 volts. Tested resistance across the clicking solenoid. 0 ohms no throttle. 50 ohms when throttle depressed.

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Electric Vehicles
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Electric Vehicle Mechanic: Curtis B., Other replied 11 months ago

Do you have 36 volts to the solenoid and does it close when you press pedal and make the connection.

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