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After driving my fully charged...
After driving my fully charged cart for anywhere from 10 to 20 mins the cart just stops. It is as if the key were turned off or the accelerator were defective. Then when I sit for a few minutes it will run again. What causes this and how can I fix it.
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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago
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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago

Battery age and condition? Do you hear solenoid clicking when pedal is pushed after it quits?

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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago

Can be a single battery going bad, or it can be the solenoid dropping out.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
My cart is an 04 TXT
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago

Battery age and condition? Do you hear solenoid clicking when pedal is pushed after it quits?

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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago

Do you have a voltmeter to check the voltages?

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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago

OK,what is battery age, and what does each battery test? After charging and when cart quits?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Batteries are 4 months old. Tested at 38.7 volts but I have not tested when quit. I will take my battery charger with me and test the next time. Probably after lunch, ( CST)
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago

Ok, also listen for the click from the solenoid and foot pedal. If the foot pedal or the solenoid does not close, the cart gets no power to the controller. Solenoid or foot micro switch or wires to them are common faults.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
where is the foot micro switch.
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago

Under the drivers side mat, under a cover.

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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago

You should here it click when pedal is pushed. Better heard with key OFF>

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