Help to Identify EZGO Golf Cart

Discussion in 'EZGO Electric' started by bogman, Jan 5, 2019.

  1. bogman

    bogman Member

    A buddy of mine is trying to figure out what's wrong with his old EZGO golf cart and I got him to send me his serial number. SN #449960 Manuf. # 112787

    Can anybody help identify what year and what type cart it is or maybe help me go to a manual with a wiring diagram? Thanks for any help.
     
  2. HotRodCarts

    HotRodCarts Cartaholic

    I believe it would be a 87 Marathon. Does it have a metal body? There should be a wiring diagram for it in the EZGO Resources section of the forum.
     
  3. bogman

    bogman Member

    Thanks HRC , I went and looked at the numbers myself and the eleven in the manuf. # he gave me I believe is actually an H. And it is a fiberglass body. It is a 36v cart with 3 batteries on each side with a space in the middle where a resister coil is with 4 wires attached on top of a solid bar of metal. The problem he's having is the second post from the back of the coil is getting red hot after just a short drive. Any ideas ?
     
  4. HotRodCarts

    HotRodCarts Cartaholic

    If it has 3 batteries on each side it's a EZGO Marathon chassis which came from the factory with a metal body. Someone at some point changed the body on the golf cart if it's plastic. As far as the post the resistor coil is connected to getting red hot it could be a couple things causing it. You need to make sure ALL the resistor coil connections and cables are good. Check the coil to make sure it isn't broken. The resistor coils will get red hot if the golf cart is driven at slow speeds.
     
  5. bogman

    bogman Member

    That's exactly what I suggested he do, I remember you or Diode saying something to the effect that carts with resister coils need to be driven wide open so the coils don't get too hot. I'll let you know what he finds when he takes the coil off to inspect it. And by the way, I didn't actually thump the body to see what it was made of, I just assumed it was plastic.
     
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  6. bogman

    bogman Member

    HRC you were right as usual, I got a text from him stating the body is indeed metal.
     
  7. Diode

    Diode Cartaholic - V.I.P.

    Wide open the resister coils are bypassed
     
  8. bogman

    bogman Member

    You see, we do listen to you experts. The reason that stuck with me is because my '03 club car DS has resister coils. And now I know why running wide open keeps the coils cool, you're actually going from the first post where the coil starts straight to the last post at the end of the coil by way of the piece of metal that connects them all, thereby bypassing the coil altogether. Thanks for that info Diode.
     

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