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Press on gas pedal golf cart tries to shudder second then

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press on gas pedal golf cart tries to shudder for a second then stops wont move forward or reverse E ZGO Textlen serial #(###) ###-####
JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?
Customer: just today
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: yes
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: batteries charged
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  JON replied 1 year ago.

Sounds like the clutch is going out and belt is not grabbing. Could be a belt issue or Clutch

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
it has a electric motor mounted right on differential no clutch or belts
Expert:  JON replied 1 year ago.

Sorry, I looked up wrong model apparently. I will OPT OUT, as I do not know about electric motor, only gas. Hope another expert can help you in this matter

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have yet to get a response on the problem
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

I See it is electric cart, not gas, so it has no (gas ) pedal. Pead just controls throttle switch. I need the year model of the cart. Located near the passenger side glove box. Will be letter followed by numbers.. L099 would be 1999 model. Does the motor sound like it continues to run when the cart shutters to a stop? If so, the drive motor coupler, between the motor and the transaxle could be stripped.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
jii97 feels like motor wants to go when stepping on pedal
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

1997 model, I would feel the drive motor and if the motor is running, remove it and check the drive coupler.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
not running try,s to start then quits
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Will the cart roll? Brakes are not locked? Do you have a voltmeter to test voltage at the solenoid? Do you have 36 volts to each side of the solenoids cable connections? Does the charger come on and charge when attached?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
cart rolls 6 volts on each side of large terminals 33 volts on small terminals of solinoid
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

6 volts on the large terminals on the solenoid?Has to have 36 volts! One cable to solenoid, comes direct from the posiitve end of the battery pack.?? Here is basic diagram.below.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
sorry my guy was on the wrong battery terminal there is 36 volts on each large terminal on soliniod
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Does the charger come on when applied? Do you hear the solenoid click when the pedal is pressed? Can you jump across the solenoids cable terminals and see if cart will run?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
battery did charge faint click when pedal is pushed jumped two large terminals did nothing
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Check the voltage at he drive motor, it should have 36 volts on both the A 1 and A2 terminals, The field terminals change with the controller for speed.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
had 35 volts on each side
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

You keep coming up with volts that are below 36 volts. A 36 volt battery pack , fully charged should be close to 39 volts.???

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
the key has been on a while maybe voltage is down but even when the batteries get low the cart would still move just not as fast
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

I would attach the charger and test battery voltage before and with it attached, to be sure it is charging and let it charge over night. We can continue this tomorrow after battery voltage is above 36 volts.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
had 37 volts this morning jumped the motor as per a motor test didn't move took motor out jumped didn't turn seems hard to turn by hand
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

So it looks like motor could be bad. Did you run continuity test before removing it?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
no do you have a test for the motor to make it run while out of the cart if its different then the one we did
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

motor has no bearing on the drive end, so it can't be run out of the cart. Here is an Ezgo site that has motor test. Scroll down the opening page past the manuals to get to the troubleshooting section.

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

I have NOT opted out!