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I have a 1981 club car which I am trying to restore and give…

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I have a 1981...

I have a 1981 club car which I am trying to restore and give to my son.

Mechanic's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?

I am trying to restore a 1981 club car to give to my son. A mechanic friend of mine checked all of the electrical components and found a micro switch on the transmission lever to be defective. The motor works well, and the solenoid/coil system seemed to work. But, after installing the micro switch, the cart still only clicks when the pedal is engaged. I suspect that the problem is in the solenoid/coil arrangement. How can I check them out?

Mechanic's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

Yes, if I can determine if any solenoid/coils are bad.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

For now, How to check out the coils, and, if any are defective, advise me on where to buy some.

Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: Small Engine
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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 10 months ago
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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 10 months ago

Is the diagram below , your cart type?

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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 10 months ago
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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 10 months ago

To check solenoids you can use volt.ohm meter and check the two small terminals for continuity, then you have to energize the two small posts, to check the continuity of the two large posts when solenoid closes.

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
The wiring diagram appears to be the same as on my cart, except that it does not have a flat metal bar that connects the solenoid. Would I have to disconnect each solenoid from the common bar before testing each solenoid?
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
I prefer to continue online at the present
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 10 months ago

That is ok, we don;t need call. Yes, you would have to disconnect each solenoid to test.

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Thank you. I will test the solenoid individually and get back with you.Are these old style solenoid still available?
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 10 months ago

If not they can be replaced with the newer style, but I think you can get them.

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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 10 months ago

I see question is still open.??

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
I have not had time to test the solenoids individually. Busy with yard work��. Will try tomorrow(Sunday), and will post the results.
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 10 months ago

OK> Thanks!

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