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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.
 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.
He DOES have the F290. The Kawasaki engines used in C.C.'s require large amounts of air to run properly. This being said,the air filters need to be CLEAN,and changed more often then you might think necessary. Before doing anything else,remove the air intake hose from the carb,and take a look inside the carb throat. Chances are the throttle plate will be non-exsitent or partially gone. This is caused by large amounts of hi-speed dust getting by the air filter or through openings between it and the carb(loose,cracked,or broken intake hose,or improperly installed air filter,or not using one at all). This is what causes the W.O.T. when you depress the pedal.
If this is the case,you will need to buy a carb. Parts are not available for them. I know this because I have a fleet of C.C.'s and have been a private golf course tech for 25 years.
 

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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.
You might also want to check the impulse line from the engine to the fuel pump. It might be plugged. Wire out or blow a quick blast of compressed air,carb cleaner,or brake kleen, into the fitting on the engine the impulse line attaches to. A little sludge could have collected in there,too. Either one of those two things will prevent the pump from working properly. Low engine compression will also do it,but I don't think you want to go THERE!!
 

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club car gas cart will not start

I have 1998 club car for home use. I was trying to start it from storage over the winter. It is fuuly charged, seems to crank, but does not turn over. Gas is full. Where do I start? It ran fine last year. Full of gas, but doen not want to fire.
 

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This was asked prior but no answers to the question. Have old Club Car golf cart, year unknown, which was running fine. Up steeper hill with a load on and heard loud pop from the engine. Would not start again. Gas full, battery full, etc. Turns over but does not start. Any ideas? Thanks, Tom end
 

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Post the engine Mfg, model, type and code usually found stamped in the metal engine shroud by the spark plug. Check that it has spark, check that it has compression. Have a good one. Geo
 
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