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Cart will try to move, will move about an inch and stop,

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Cart will try to...

Cart will try to move, will move about an inch and stop

Mechanic's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. Tell me a bit more about what's going on so we can help you best.

Batteries fully charged, connections are clean on the batteries, bit itwill not move. It is an EZ go.

Mechanic's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Small Engine Technician should know?

No, do you think it might be the solenoid.

Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Small Engine
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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago
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Will cart roll free? Or could the brakes be locked?

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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago

Do yu have a voltmeter to test with? 36 volt cart? Do all batteries test around 6.3 volts?

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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago

To test solenoid, use a jumper and jump the two large cable terminals and see if cart runs.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
It will roll an inch or 2 then stop, sometimes a little further, the last time we checked the batteries, they were all about 5.5
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Can you explain a little more about using a jumper to test the solenoid?
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago

Solenoid has two large terminals. When solenoid closes, this connection is made. You want to make this connection with jumper.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
OK, will try. If it does not run, then we should replace the solenoid?
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago

NO. if it runs, then need to see if the solenoid is getting voltage to close it! If it does not run, it is not solenoid!

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
OK, thank you for your help. we will try all of this.
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago

OK> Thanks.

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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago

Please accept to close.

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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago

Did you get cart to run?

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