How To Test Solenoid On EZGO Golf Cart

pds-solenoid-ezgo how to test Do you think the Solenoid is the reason that your EZGO golf cart won’t move. Well here is the way to test for a bad cart Solenoid.

Start with disconnecting the negative battery cable from the battery.
Remove all leads from the solenoid terminal studs. There is no need to remove the solenoid from the frame.
Connect an ohmmeter, calibrated on the Rx1 scale, to the two large terminal studs next to each other. The ohmmeter should indicate no continuity if there are only two large terminal stubs due to the fact that no power is running through it. Replace the solenoid if any other reading is noted.
NOTE If the solenoid has four large terminal stubs, one pair will have continuity and the other pair will not. When energized, the readings will be reversed.
Using jumper cables, attach the correct battery voltage 6 volt solenoid needs 6 volts applied, 36 volt solenoid needs 36 volts supplied to the two small solenoid studs, polarity is not important. You should hear a click as the solenoid engages, and the ohmmeter should indicate continuity on the two large terminals. This is because the solenoid is a high-amperage switch that when energized shows a closed circuit. Replace the solenoid if any other reading is noted.

When finished, replace all the leads and connect the negative battery cable last.

10 thoughts on “How To Test Solenoid On EZGO Golf Cart

  1. I am having a problem with my 1982 ez-go golf cart. Sometimes when I hit the gas it will not engage. I hear the clicking sound but it won’t go. Doesn’t do it all the time. Do you know what might be the problem?

  2. why can’t i find the answers to any of these questions and why can’t I find any of the free wiring schematics? Why do I keep getting run around in circles? Is this just a game to these programmers or what??

  3. Thanks for the info on how to check EZ-Go solenoid. Mine would not show continuity between the large post when energized. New one was $27 and no trouble to replace. I am back on the road! Thanks Again.

  4. my ezgo was running fine then jst stopped i hv that precision drv and all i hear is wat i thnk is a solenoid and dnt seem to hv a reset button on motor what do i do

  5. We have had ours in the shop and they still can’t figure it out.
    1986 ez go power to everything but can’t get power past the solenoid.

  6. Hi
    I have 36v marathon – the cart won’t move unless I engage the brake then hit the gas pedal- if I want go forward I must lock the brake the hit the gas pedal same in reverse
    Thanks Harold

  7. I have a 2004 gas ergo golf cart. When I press the gas pedal it turns over but will not start. Also the lights do not work

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