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Old 05-25-2009, 12:00 PM
willie willie is offline
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club car golf cart (gas engine) will not start

I have been working on 2 gas engines golf carts that would not run right.
One had a gas problem. I fixed that one & it runs fine. The other one will not
begin to start. I think it is a electrical problem. I put it in forward gear, turn key to start, depress accelerator pedel & nothing happens. No clicking -----
nothing, I have charged the battery, key switch ok, new solenoid. Fuse (10
amp.) ok.
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Old 05-25-2009, 07:51 PM
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you'll get help if you post model and code on engine.
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Old 05-25-2009, 07:53 PM
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There are micro switches on the gas pedal that could be bad, there should be a box under the floor board that the cables run through or somewhere in that area that has the switch inside. these are a common issue that goes wrong with them.
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Old 05-26-2009, 02:40 PM
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club car golf cart (gas engine) will not start

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you'll get help if you post model and code on engine.

This is the model information on my golf cart.


Club Cab Precendent
PR-2004 yr.
Club Cab OHV
ID. 2KAXS.2872 CA


Thanks, willie
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Old 05-26-2009, 11:51 PM
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I still believe you have a bad micro switch that will give a no start condition . I was a golf course mechanic for ten + years and that would be the 1st place i would go to for this condition.
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Old 05-28-2009, 09:25 PM
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club car golf cart (gas engine) will not start

Great !!! It works again. Thanks rotti1968. You were so right about the
mirco switches under the brake/accelerator pedals going bad. I
disconected & cleaned the mirco switches that were full of sand. This
used golf cart was driven on a sandy beach or through all the sand traps
on a golf course. There was about 2 inches of sand around & in the micro
swltches box. It starts & runs great.


Thanks again, willie
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Old 06-07-2009, 02:50 PM
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club car golf cart (gas engine) will not start

HELP!!! I ran the golf cart for 4 days with no problems. It would not atempt
to start the 5 day. I recharged battery, key switch ok, kill & run switches ok
(below floor). The forward/reverse/service switches ok. I jumped the 2 post
on the new solenoid & the starter turned as starting. Cleaned battery post &
ground to frame. How do I check the voltage regulator?

I am lost again (rotti1968) HELP!!!

Thanks again, willie

PS: Is there certain way to hook up the new solenoid. There was not markings by the posts. I connected from + battery to 1 large post & did
the same as the old solenoid was hooked.
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Old 06-07-2009, 09:14 PM
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Ill have to do a little digging tomorrow and get you the correct testing steps for the regulator and proper hook up from the solenoid. Sorry this is short just got in from the nascar race at pocono and im beat....
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Old 06-10-2009, 06:12 PM
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club car golf cart (gas engine) will not start

I have the golf cart runing again. My local Car Quest parts store sold me the
wrong solenoid. The right one is a continuous duty solenoid that they replaced.

Thanks again rotti1968 for all your help.

willie
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Old 06-10-2009, 09:06 PM
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Sorry I did not get back to you right away. I am very behind at work and just did not get the time to look up the info for you . Happy you have it running again. Any time i can help just let me know ...
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Old 07-06-2009, 08:28 PM
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I have been working on 2 gas engines golf carts that would not run right.
One had a gas problem. I fixed that one & it runs fine. The other one will not
begin to start. I think it is a electrical problem. I put it in forward gear, turn key to start, depress accelerator pedel & nothing happens. No clicking -----
nothing, I have charged the battery, key switch ok, new solenoid. Fuse (10
amp.) ok.
This is probably not the correct way to ask a question, but here goes.
I have a 96 Club car, gas (forgot to check what engine I have) I have had this for 4 years and never had a problem, until about 6 months ago
Problem #1 it started about 6 months ago, you press the accelerator and its like a spinning/slipping belt noise, after about 5 seconds, it will crank/start. I have replace the belt, still the same thing
Problem #2 just started today, no slow speed, when it starts, it only runs at fast speed. I took the cover off the throttle box and cleaned everything, still same thing. Thanks for any reply
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Old 07-06-2009, 10:59 PM
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I think you may have a kawasaki engine fe290 .... I would check your battery connections make sure they are clean and that your battery is good 12 volts and load tests good , your starter may be starting to go also. thats for problem #1 . Problem # 2 when you say at fast speed is it over speeding? or it will not idle down or respond to the throttle? you might have a governor issue external or internal.
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Old 07-22-2009, 06:01 PM
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I have an old club car which used to run fine but has bbeen sitting and now won't start. I added gas but the fuel filter seems to only have a very little fuel in it. Does anyone out there know how to prime the fuel system?
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Old 07-22-2009, 06:58 PM
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There is no real priming of the fuel system. There is a fuel pump on these engines, or use the impulse of the engine to pull fuel . you more then likely need to clean your carburetor, and,replace your fuel filter since you say this unit has sat for sometime.
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Old 01-10-2010, 11:12 AM
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My gas club car won't start... the battery is fully charged but the engine won't turn over.
It was stuck in the mud and rocked back and forth but stuck so bad it had to be towed out. It started ok for the evening but I heard a loud pop as I went up a steep hill and when I later turned off the engine... it wouldn't start.
Any ideas why it won't start?
Thanks !
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