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How can you troubleshoot a motor problem in a Club Car golf cart?

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In order to troubleshoot problems with a Club Car motor, consult the owner's manual, which is available online from the Club Car website or in print from an authorized dealer. The owner's manual includes troubleshooting advice with general motor issues such as gasoline or battery, air filter, wiring and oil issues. The website also provides answers to frequently asked questions and warranty information based on the cart's serial number, which is usually located below the passenger's side cup holder.

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If the golf cart is not starting, the best place to start troubleshooting is the battery pack. Make sure that the wiring is intact, properly connected and not damaged or corroded. Ensure that the battery is adequately charged. If these issues are not the problem, the starter or micro switches should be checked. With the other issues ruled out, check the solenoids. The battery must be hooked up to troubleshoot the solenoids and should be done with caution or by a trained service technician.

Often issues with a golf cart are due to poor maintenance. A battery water check and refill should be done quarterly. The grease fittings should be lubricated at least once a season. The oil level, tires and brakes should be checked yearly.

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