How do I know if my battery solenoid is bad?
If the voltmeter shows full battery voltage, and there is no click, the coil inside the solenoid has failed and will need to be replaced. If your voltmeter remains at 0, then there is a problem somewhere else in the cart. NOTE: When buying a new solenoid, be sure to buy one that matches your cart’s voltage.
How do you test the solenoid on an electric golf cart?
On an electric golf cart, if the solenoid is silent – no clicking – use the setting voltmeter to DC volts using the 200 range. First, turn on the ignition while looking for a reading on the smaller terminals. If nothing is appearing, then press on the accelerator.
What are the symptoms of an electric golf cart not starting?
On a gas golf cart, the most common symptom is the starter failing to engage – so the engine doesn’t turn over – while all you hear a series of very futile clicking sounds. On an electric golf cart, the most common symptom is the solenoid is not delivering electricity to the controller when the vehicle’s ignition is turned on.
What are the symptoms of a bad solenoid on a golf cart?
Different signs indicate the presence of bad solenoids in electric or gas golf carts. For a gas golf cart, the most common symptom is the starter failing to engage, so the engine doesn’t turn over. Starters have the responsibility of activating the flywheel.