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CCan charge batteries with a charger but cart will not charge battery
Posted by Anonymous on
Measure your battery voltage. Then measure your battery while cart engine is running. If you get 2 or 3 volts higher while engine running than when it's not, your charging system is ok. Lets say your voltmeter measures about the same voltage either way. Remove the small yellow wire on the starter/ generator and insulate. Place a jumper between the post that the yellow wire was on and the negative post of the battery. Now measure the battery while the engine is running. If you now measure higher voltage then your voltage regulator is bad, if you don't measure higher voltage then your starter/gen is bad.
Posted on Sep 19, 2017
The instructions for installing a new alternator usually read to fully charge the battery (12.3 - 12.8 volt range). Otherwise, the alternator will be damaged when it initializes. I have seen some extreme damage result from installing a new alternator with a low-charge battery. The torque required to turn an alternator when damaged in this scenario is unbelieveable!
Posted on May 02, 2009
so many possibilities...
does it roll fairly freely? (checking to see if the brakes or rearend seized up)
Are there any "bad" sounds like things grinding? (Connection between Motor and rearend, axle splines...)
If all that is solid, it is likely in the controller.... (it takes a solid charge right... No bad batteries in there or loose connection? might want to check all the battery connections to make sure none are burnt...)
1997.. does it have the electonic speed control by that year? the other possibilty is that the accelerator is not working corectly. they used a resistor system on old ones that has contactors that would get worn out.... Newer ones control a potentiometer(sp) that controlled the speed.
Only a few real components to check, but if you are not mechanically and electically inclined, could be tough to isolate.
Posted on Mar 07, 2010
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