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I just got a 1999 EZ Go non-PDS golf cart.. having problem.

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I got a 1999 EZ...
I just got a 1999 EZ Go non-PDS golf cart.. having problem. I got a 1999 EZ Go non-PDS card (with 1206 controller), mechanical F/R switch. Ive had it about 3 months, ran it around a little. It was running ok so I hauled it to the ranch last weekend. I backed it into trailer ok to load it. I drove it out of trailer part way, then it lost any torque and I pushed it down. it, it quit working and wouldnd go forward or reverse. Battery voltage ok. solenoid clicks and resents the battery voltage on both terminals when I push on pedel. I could not see any visible burnout damage to the mechanical F/R switch from looking at it installed. Didn't have any wiring diagrams to debug much more with me at the ranch. Again, it wont go F or R at all. Right before it lost torque I heard a pop, but I thought it was the metal on the trailer floor poping--so I just mention in case it tells you something.
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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 10 months ago
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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 10 months ago

Jump across the solenoid and see if cart will run.

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Sorry--I don't have access to cart now. will go back to ranch in a week or so and try to debug. Unfortunately.
Buy it had been charging ok. After it died, I plugged charger in and the meter showed it was charging (best I remember).
Re voltage on solenoid.
w/o the pedal down, I don't think it had voltage on both terminals, and I don't think it had a 250 ohm resister across the solenoid. (unless its hidden somewhere. --n my other PDS cart, the resister is very evident at the solenoid).
could that be the problem? If so, is it possible it worked before moving it and quit?
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
sorry if call doesn't make sense given I not at cart.
I thought you were requesting you would rather talk? whatever you think.
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 10 months ago

That is site trying to get phone call. I can call if you like! Here is site for typical trouble shooting. Just scroll down the site past the manual to find the troubleshooting, Look at the solenoid test.

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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 10 months ago
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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
thanks, ***** ***** send the trouble shooting site again. It didn't make it in the reply.ALso, the wiring diagram you send does show a 250 ohm resister across the solenoid.
should it be visible at the solenoid?
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 10 months ago
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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 10 months ago

Yes , resistor should be visible!

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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 10 months ago

I see question is still open, did you find problem?

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Thanks for the info. I will be going to where the cart is this weekend with parts and will debug and hopefully get it working.
I'll let you know. From the wiring diagram and manual, I see the resistor and diode are supposed to be there but won't keep it from working so that is not the problem. I will put them on with new solenoid and replace F/R switch and controller if needed.
thanks pv
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 10 months ago

OK> Thanks.

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