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The throttle only works about 3/4 way then the cart just…

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The throttle only works...

The throttle only works about 3/4 way then the cart just stops getting power.

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

1994 Marathon I think. 36 volt ez go

Mechanic's Assistant: What year is your Volt?

36

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

I am. The trouble only exists in forward. Checked the rheostat, it appears to be working.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

That's it.

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Electric Vehicles
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Electric Vehicle Mechanic: Curtis B., Other replied 8 months ago
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Electric Vehicle Mechanic: Curtis B., Other replied 8 months ago

How is the battery voltage when driving cart , using a test meter with long leads, so you can measure the voltage at the battery pack.??? How is voltage on each battery?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Will check tomorrow after work and pass on outcome.
Electric Vehicle Mechanic: Curtis B., Other replied 8 months ago

OK> Sounds good.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Voltage on batteries is 38.2 then drops slightly while accelerating until the pedal gets to the dead area and then the voltage gets back to full in forward. I reverse the pedal provides full function.
Electric Vehicle Mechanic: Curtis B., Other replied 8 months ago

Where is the forward / reverse switch? At your knee, or on the dash. Swap the f/r cables if it is at your knee, and see if forward now works. The only difference in the pedal and direction , is the f/r switch. Nothing else changes.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I will try that tomorrow evening, i have early week this week (3:00 am wake up), heading to bed in a few minutes. Thanks!!!
Electric Vehicle Mechanic: Curtis B., Other replied 8 months ago

OK! Thanks.

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