1980 club car only goes one speed: slow!


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Old 04-24-20, 04:35 AM
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1980 club car only goes one speed: slow!

I have the manual so I check all the solinolds and they are working
I raised tires up and run thru the throttle switch’s and all solidnods clicked and tire speed increased as each solidnod ingaged
and battery pack at 38.5 v
could it be the motor brushes or just a tired motor
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Old 04-24-20, 06:17 AM
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How old are the batteries. That is often the biggest cause of problems. Either corroded battery connections or old, tired batteries. The voltage at rest doesn't matter much. Hook up your meter so you can drive the cart and watch the voltage. Does the voltage take a big drop when you are driving?
 
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Batteries r 2015 but check out good when Hydro’d
ill check voltage driving
thx for help
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Old 04-24-20, 08:25 PM
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battery pack at 38.5 v
If that's using 8) 6 volt batteries you should have a 48vDC system.
38.5v is low.

One bad connection..... one bad cell...... can reduce the system voltage.
 
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Old 04-25-20, 01:48 PM
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U were right! Only 27 v under power
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Remove each heavy gauge cable connection on the cart and thoroughly clean, re-install and tighten. The ones on the batteries are obvious but don't forget where the cables meet the solenoid and controller. If you still have the voltage drop when driving check every cell in all the batteries to make sure they are properly filled. Even if you a water filling system, remove the cap on every cell and look to make sure they all are properly filled.

If you are still having trouble then fully charge the cart. When charging is complete let it set for at least an hour without driving the cart. Then, if your batteries allow, check the voltage of every cell. All the cells should be pretty close in voltage.
 
 

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