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By AF Izzy
#146533
Greetings all,
Looking forward to the help and assistance, currently working to restore Power Wheels F-150 Rapture (2015). Having some problems troubleshooting :-( with very sad son.
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By AF Izzy
#146534
Basically, I have a 12v Power wheel, stock, F-150 Rapture that will not move with a load on it (ie sitting on the ground, or my 50 lb son in it). I currently have the truck up on bricks. When I apply power the wheels will spin, but very slowly. I can actually grab the gear that is spinning and everything stops. I cycle the stick shift and gears start to turn again. I have tested the back of the motors with a multi meter, ~4.2 volts on both sides. I've also multi metered the battery 10-11v (after testing awhile). I've also multimetered the stick shift wiring, same ~4.2v. Anyone have any ideas? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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By Bigmac41288b
#146556
The battery is not charged.
Check to see if your charger is outputting over 13v. If it is then your battery needs replaced. 10-11v is essentially a dead battery and most likely has irreparable damage to the internals.
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By AF Izzy
#147100
Bigmac et al.
Apologies for the delay, been away from the computer for a while and life has been busy. I have tested the stock charger output is 14.2v. Battery is currently reading at 12.7v. Do you know what the voltage should be at the motors? just tested again, ~3.2v in "high gear", ~2.2v in "low gear". This was measured equally on both motors. scratching my head on this one...I'm getting ~12v through the throttle pedal, to the gear shift, after the gear shift, the consistent drop to ~3.2v and 2.2v respectively. still no change and the gears move very, very slow. Any help you can provide is greatly appreciated!
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By Bigmac41288b
#147120
If the problem seems to be the shifter you could start by cleaning the contacts inside the switches. There is a write up around here somewhere on how to do it. If I find it I'll post a link. The contacts inside the switches may be corroded and cause a loss of voltage. This is common in vehicles that get left outside, cleaning them may help.

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