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The problem is that the key turns on the normal noises are…

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The problem is that the key turns on the normal noises are made as it "prepares" to move but it does not move. Its like the accelerator is dead. I did check all the battery terminals and found one problem and fixed it but still does move. It sounds like it will but it won't.

Mechanic's Assistant: Did you test the battery with a voltmeter? And have you ever changed one before?

Thanks Arnie

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

No I did not check it. The battery was fine in the morning and then won't move ion the afternoon. I did recharge it. and this morning just did the terminal check. It seems to me to have the power but just not clicking into run mode.

Mechanic's Assistant: What year is your electric?

Oh gosh I don't know - I've had it for 6 years I'd say ten years old.

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

Yes myself - I had a bad terminal about 3 years ago and fixed it and away we went. So I tried the same thing and found a faulty terminal again and replaced it and cleaned all the others. Just seems like a relay is not "relaying"

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

Is there a service center in the Vancouver BC area? I don't mind bringing it in and just get it completely looked at.

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Electric Vehicle Mechanic: Steve, Automotive Expert replied 4 months ago
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hi how can I help you with this? what question did you have specifically?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Specifically. What is your best guess the issue is?
Electric Vehicle Mechanic: Steve, Automotive Expert replied 4 months ago

does the engine start?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
It’s electric. So no if i
Electric Vehicle Mechanic: Steve, Automotive Expert replied 4 months ago

what model is it?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Ezgo
Electric Vehicle Mechanic: Curtis B., Other replied 4 months ago
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Do you have a voltmeter to check the voltage on each battery? On a 36 volt cart, each battery would be slightly over 6 volts. If you find a battery closer to 4 volts, it has a bad cell and will affect the complete battery pack. Just like a weak link in a chain, it pulls the others down to it.

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I see the question is still open, did you see my response?

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