Ezgo electric cart jerking at start up


Old 03-04-17, 07:03 AM
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Ezgo electric cart jerking at start up

I have a 97 36 volt ergo cart with newer batteries, wires, and solinoid". After the cart sits for 24 hours or more it "jerks" when you first try to go forward ( not in reverse) you can tap on solinoid( which I just replaced thinking it was the problem) or put it in reverse and back up 10' or so then back in forward for 10' or so a few times and it will stop the jerking and run fine until it sits again. Any ideas on what it could be or how to trouble shoot?!? Thanks
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Old 03-04-17, 08:09 AM
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The battery wiring and that circuit is critical.
A lot of current flows thru it so that any weak connection becomes immediately evident.

We troubleshoot a problem like yours by connecting a voltmeter to the solenoid and watching it as the cart is moved. The voltage needs to stay in the 36vdc area with charged batteries. If it drops a lot there is a weak link in the battery path that needs to be repaired.
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Describe the "jerking" in more detail? Does it jerk if you depress the accelerator a little bit (for slow speed) and leave it there or does the cart not move? When it jerks are you just stepping down on the accelerator pedal until it moves/jerks?

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