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Peg Perego John Deere Gator has burning smell

After a 1 1/2 yrs the Gator did not run as fast as it did at first and on occasions had a burning smell. We bought a new battery and she drove it 2 times around the house and it quit. Tore it apart and got it to run on high speed only. Called Peg-Perego and they ran through a test of: unplug the working motor wires and connect it to the other motor on opposite wheel. It didn't work, so they said that, the motor that didn't run was bad. So, bought a new motor. Hooked it all up and she drove it for about 5 minutes. Started smelling the burning again and the whole thing stopped. The battery plug was hot and the thermo fuse did not trip. Called Peg and ShopJandL and they have no idea what is wrong. I went ahead and ordered a whole shift kit with wires. Anyone have any ideas?

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  • misty_david Jul 17, 2009

    For a 1 1/2yr we had the original battery. It slowed down in speed, until it stopped and we smelled a burning smell on occasions.

    We then did by this battery from ebay: DUMAR UNIVERSAL 12 VOLT BATTERY YUASA NP12-12. And had the problem with it stop running, burning smell, and wires hot.

    If it is the battery, why did it have a smell and stop running with the original too?

  • romney2012 May 11, 2010

    Is this a genuine peg perego battery? Some people put in after market batteries that do not work right, This is especially bad if the fuse does not trip. Where did you get it from?



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It sounds like it may need a new wire assembly.
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My grand children have several of these so we are always getting parts for them.
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