ezgo electric motor/test

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Old 11-23-10, 07:32 AM
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Question ezgo electric motor/test

i am looking for some information - on a method of testing the motor on an 2001/ ezgo /24 volt / golf cart.
the motor has 4 electrical studs/all the same size (about a 5/16 bolt thread)
from looking at the cable routing from the fwd/reverse switch-it appears to have 1 positive cable going to the motor & 3 cables comimg back to the switch.

when pushing the acc.pedal-the solonoid clicks/closes - i have continuity across the solonoid.
no action from the motor at all
(batterys are good)

maybe what i am looking for is some 'theory of opperation' ?
 

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Old 11-24-10, 04:33 AM
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Are you sure your cart is 24V? It should be 36 or 48 volts.

Here's some information I found on the web:

Disconnect and label all the wires going to the motor. Check for continuity between F1 & F2 and A1 & A2 on the motor. You should not have continuity between A1 & F1. You can also apply positive to A1 and negative to F1 and jumper across A2 and F2 and the motor should run.
 
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yes -you are correct-it is 36 vott (6x 6volt)
thanks for the diagnostic steps.
 
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Are you getting power to the motor? Speed controllers are a common failure point and unfortunately they are not that cheap to replace.
 
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do not know about power to motor-that is what i did not know how to test.
i assume-the speed controller is the electronic module under the same cover as the solonoid?
 
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It's a box, probably silver colored. There will be several smaller wire connections and several big ones that lead to the motor.

If you are correct about the model year, here is .pdf of the Technician's Repair and Service Manual.
 
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the link did not work for me, but i think i know what you are refering to.
it has the finned - heat sink on the back.
if needed- is it an'ezgo' only item?
Originally Posted by Pilot Dane View Post
It's a box, probably silver colored. There will be several smaller wire connections and several big ones that lead to the motor.

If you are correct about the model year, here is .pdf of the Technician's Repair and Service Manual.
 
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Sorry about the link. Maybe this will work: http://products.jacobsen.com/img/manuals/28646.pdf

You do have choices as for controller. Your original controller was not made by EZ GO so you can buy replacements from most online golf cart suppliers or you can go to your local EZ GO dealer. The motor and controller are common items to replace when souping up a cart so there is a pretty good choice of after market parts.
 
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thanks for the updated info.
not looking for a hot rod-just to get it going again.
 
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Would anyone have a link to a 1993 EZ Go Electric Golf Cart, the motor barely turns after putting on jack. It is getting 36 volt at the solenoid?
 
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