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I have the same problem. But when I put the jump wire from battery to solenoid my cart does move. Know what?
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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 3 years ago
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Welcome to JUST ANSWER small engines, let me try to help you !! So with jumper off the solenoid, cart does not run? What you did with the small jumper is complete the ground circuit. Does the charger work when plugged to the cart? Does the solenoid click closed when pedal is pressed?
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
Charger works.
Solenoid does not click when pedal is compressed.
Customer reply replied 3 years ago
Yes, cart runs when jumper wire is hooked up.
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 3 years ago
Are you getting battery voltage from the foot micro switch to the solenoids small post? If you are the solenoid needs to be replaced. If not, check the micro switch for battery voltage.
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
Yes I got voltage.
I did tale a solenoid off a friends cart and still the same thing.
Customer reply replied 3 years ago
Using my cart one day and it just died. Before it died once in a while when I pushed pedal it would not go and after pushing pedal 4 or 5 times it would take off. I have brand new battiers.
Customer reply replied 3 years ago
I also crossed the two big post on solenoid and cart moved.
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 3 years ago
You have lost ground to the solenoid . That's why it worked when you used jumper for the negative. Check all the grounds/negative connections.
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
When using jumper wire should cart run normal?
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 3 years ago
I may run normal, but with negative being lost, the jumper wire is just for the solenoid, does not help he overall problem. Look for problem with the negative battery cable coming from the battery pack and follow it, looking for bad connection or cable.
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
Checked wires from batteries all the way to motor. Even used a tester on each everything looks good and clean. if solenoid works using a jump wire does that mean solenoid is good?
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 3 years ago
Yes, seems solenoid is good. The wire you jumper-ed around, to get negative to the solenoid, is it good?
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
U lost me!
I took a short wire and but on each post of solenoid.
Customer reply replied 3 years ago
If I drive the cart using the jump wire it goes really slow.
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 3 years ago
Now you lost me! I though you jumped one of the small wires on the solenoid! You jumped the two battery cable connections? The larger posts? And you get voltage to the small post of solenoid from the foot micro switch? If so, replace the solenoid!
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
Sorry, i tested voltage from foot control micro switch to small post on solenoid and it reads 50 volts. With jump wires off.
If I jump small post on solenoid to negative post on battier cart runs slow.
If I jump both big post on solenoid cart runs slow.
Customer reply replied 3 years ago
So u think solenoid?
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 3 years ago
Yes, if you get battery voltage to the solenoid and it does not close, it should be changed.
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
Ok, I'll give it a try.
Let u now how it goes tomorrow.
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 3 years ago
Ok, thanks!
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
New solenoid same thing.
There is an in line fuse that runs across on the big post of the solenoid. What's that do?
Customer reply replied 3 years ago
With key on I have voltage on the micro switch on pedal but once a compress pedal I lose voltage.
Is this correct.
With key on I have voltage from micro switch to small post on solenoid.
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 3 years ago
That is a resistor, used to control voltage spike. With digital meter, there should be slight difference between the two terminals. If not, the resistor can be bad. It gets hot when it is in the system. when you press the pedal, the voltage has to go to the solenoid. should be nothing with just key on.
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
I get one beep on the trouble shoot.
What's that men?
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 3 years ago
1 -1 beep is bad controller or low voltage to the controller from the motor connection. . But I don't find anything that tells what a single beep would be.
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
Hmm!! Seems to me everything working. Going to take a controller out of a friends cart and see what happens.
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 3 years ago
OK, let me know. Thanks.
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