Help w/ EZ go golfcart

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Old 08-01-13, 06:57 AM
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Help w/ EZ go golfcart

can't figure out where to post this but trying to get some help.

'92 EZ go electric golfcart it's my workhorse cart to haul supplies. nothing too heavy i always take care of my stuff!

2 weeks ago it quit, kind of shook a little then no forward or back. had lights, horn, back up alarm.

i checked and cleaned all connections, had replaced batts last October all was running fine.

had to bring it to a general shop nearby, i live in the boonies.
they checked it ? removed the motor and brought that up to an actual EZ go repair shop. learned they cleaned it, adjusted the brushes and it was put back in cart. $250. No Go.

they think it's the controller so i said Ok bring the whole cart up to the shop,
they're thinking it will now be close to $700 once it gets ordered and put in.
should they have tested the controller FIRST? thanks.

I have to add i was given this cart and the charger for free 3 years ago, it gets lots of use, this is an animal rescue farm. not complaining about the cost but wonder if they know what they're doing. thanks.
 
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Old 08-01-13, 09:10 AM
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Sounds like they don't. They should have put the cart up on jacks & bypass the controller to see if the motor spins. eBay has dozens of those controllers for under $300.
 
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Old 08-01-13, 03:51 PM
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at this point i'll find out what's going tomorrow, my trailer's all hitched up to retrieve it mid fix if necessary. hate it when this happens.
thanks for controller by pass info.
 
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Old 08-01-13, 08:35 PM
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Sounds like they're taking the shotgun approach. Just start replacing stuff until they get lucky and replace the right part. That's not being a mechanic, and that's not what you do when you know what you're doing. When they tell you what is wrong, you tell them to fix it, and they do for $250 and it still doesn't work, it is now partly their responsibility.
 
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