Why My Club Car Golf Cart Has No Power / Losing Power


Club Car golf cart has no power

Why does my Club Car golf have no power?

The Club Car golf sometimes faces the trouble of losing power while trying to get started. The main reason why a Club Car golf cart has no power is due to a faulty regulator or bad battery.

  • One of the most common reasons could be a bad regulator and the connections to the regulator needs to be checked.
  • The solenoid must have at least 12V charge while being operational which needs to be validated.
  • The yellow from the starter set of the coil should touch the ground or get connected close to the frame. That would make the starter try to reach optimum level and provide the maximum output.
  • The yellow wire should be in the best possible shape; no part of the wire should be damaged. Get it disconnected from the starter gen of the Club Car. Then get it checked with an ohmmeter to verify continuity. There should be no continuity from the frame to the ground.
  • Check if the batteries are working fine. If the batteries have not been replaced since inception, getting those changed would not be such a bad idea!

 

Why is my Club Car golf cart losing power?

Club Car DS/Precedent golf carts can start losing power because of bad batteries or voltage loss due to loose wiring going to the battery.

The Club Car golf cart has been reported to be losing power to many users. Some of the most prominent reasons could be as discussed below:

  • Sometimes you may find the batteries to be losing power very rapidly in situations when less time is required to complete charging. The minimum time required to complete a full charge may not suddenly diminish. The case may be that the batteries are unable to reach optimum voltage levels.
  • In such case, make sure to note the voltages clocked by the batteries during two situations, one when the charging is completed and then when the Power is taken off.
  • The gravity readings on the batteries need to be validated as well. Get hold of the specific range of values within which the gravity readings should stand and check if the current readings stand compliant.
  • Another reason for the club car to lose power would be to conduct a load test. If one or both batteries have gone bad, such readings would show up as well.
  • Get the water levels in the batteries checked. The level of electrolyte and current water level are critical to the batteries for proper functioning.
  • One or more of the wires connected to the battery may have worn out or got completely damaged. That may be the reason why the Club Car is losing power and unable to continue for longer durations.
  • Check if all components in the engine of the Golf Cart is working fine, this would ensure that the parts are taken care of during similar situations.

 

Why does my Club Car Precedent have no power?

Your Club Car Precedent may have no power due to a a glitch in the wiring of the system or incorrect F/R switch positioning.

Some of the most common reasons for a Club Car Precedent having no power are: 

  • The first check to be conducted should be whether the pack voltages at both sides of the Tow/Run switch is in perfect order.
  • It needs to be confirmed whether the pack voltages on blue or white wires at the solenoid are in order when the key is turned on.
  • Another verification should be done in terms of whether pack voltages work on blue wire at solenoid when the pedal is depressed.
  • Does the buzzer work while the Club Car Precedent is put to work? Ensure that this is validated.
  • Get the FNR switch position checked so that the power levels remain constant.
  • The wires connecting the solenoid should be in perfect order, in case the wires have worn out or those are being continued since inception, it is recommended to get those replaced.

 

Why does my Club Car DS have no power?

The reason why a Club Car DS golf cart has no power can be be due to a  lack of power generation due to no power being transferred to the solenoid.

Some of the most common reasons are as follows:

  • Get the solenoid off the hood and check the same via the solenoid test. If no continuity prevails when the solenoid is hooked to the batteries, better to get the solenoid replaced.
  • Get the load test gone on the batteries. It may be that one or more of the batteries are failing to get hold of the significant load capacity that is being offered.
  • Check if the batteries are getting optimally charged and time required to complete charging is kept at a constant time.
  • Get the water levels in the batteries checked. The level of electrolyte and current water level are critical to the batteries for proper functioning.
  • The gravity readings on the batteries need to be validated as well. Get hold of the specific range of values within which the gravity readings should stand and check if the current readings stand compliant.
  • Make sure to note the voltages clocked by the batteries during two situations, one when the charging is completed and then when the Power is taken off.

 

How to fix 48-volt Club Car loss of power

The Club Car Golf Cart has an electric charge for power generation which is known as the Club Car Power-drive 48. This is a very popular adapter that charges the battery on the inside of the Club Car. In case of loss of power, some of the steps to fix the steps are as follows:

The DC plug has to be fixed to the wall before it is plugged to the Club Car.

Connect the Club Car end of the 48 into the receptacle on the Club Car. In case the DC is plugged in too fast, it may cause the Power Drive 48 to lose connection.

  • The battery pack should be compatible with the PowerDrive 48. If the battery pack is not compatible, the transformer could be overheated.
  • The casing on the 48 must not be dropped or damaged. If the battery pack is damaged, please ensure the same is not fitted to the cart since it may result in the cart getting caught on fire.
  • Check if there are any frays in the wiring and discontinue usage of the same if there are any similar breaks.
  • Make sure the charger is not used any longer if it has been exposed to rain.

 

Club Car golf cart loses power going uphill

The reason why a Club Car golf cart loses power when going uphill is because of a worn out or loose drive belt.

  • Check if the Drive Belt is worn out or is dangling loose. In such case get the Drive Belt replaced.
  • Get both faces of the Drive Clutch inspected, to verify if the faces are grooved.
  • If the Drive Clutch is not working in order, get it replaced at the earliest.

Ernie

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