I have a 2012 Club Car Precedent 48v electric cart that will suddenly stop working. It has brand new batteries, and seems fine, but randomly will not move when pushing the pedal. It will lurch forward then stop again, or it may work normal after changing the f/r switch, key switch, or even the run/tow switch. It may run fine most of the round after it acts up, or it has also cut out a few times as well. When coming to a stop, the clicking sound I heard a few seconds after the cart stops, but I’m not sure if this is the case just before it stops working, because it’s a random problem. Any thoughts? Thanks very much
- Jeff Hannan asked 8 months ago
- last edited 8 months ago
It sounds like you are dealing with what we classify an intermittent problem. So, first things first, we need to reproduce the problem. Most likely, you are dealing with a connectivity issue. Essentially, what you are describing is a power outage to the system. The clicking noise you are hearing is the solenoid disengaging due to lack of power. Therefore, I would check the terminals for cleanliness has acid build up can lead to deteriorating cable connections effecting power flow. Next, I would leave the car on in a “On” state and start checking the wires connected from the batteries to the ignition to the solenoid. Somewhere in that wiring is most likely a loose connection affecting power to flow to the power system of the vehicle.
If still no solution presents itself, then I’d recommend contacting a Club Car Dealer near you.
Thanks for responding Caleb. I took it out on the course again last night trying to reproduce the problem. I hear a click from the solenoid when pushing the pedal and also when the cart comes to a stop. The click is immediate when pushing the pedal to go, but the click when the cart comes to a stop has a delay of about 3 seconds. Is this normal for both? Also, the click is sometimes a longer delay when stopping. Sometimes within 2-3 seconds, sometimes a little longer, maybe 5 seconds. Is this normal? Also, the cart stopped when going at a steady pace. I pushed the pedal, and nothing. Then I switched it to reverse and it went. So I put it back in forward and seemed ok again. Any other ideas? Thanks again
- Jeff Hannan answered 7 months ago
- last edited 7 months ago