What is a golf cart choke? Where is located on my golf cart? What does it do? And how do I operate it? These are all common questions we receive from customers who are unfamiliar with these principles. Within this discussion, we hope to help answer many of those questions.
How to lock a golf cart is a question that is frequently posed to us by customers. Many folks do not use their golf carts in gated communities with private security. Many are used in campgrounds, on city streets around race tracks and many other public applications where the ability to secure your golf cart is paramount to prevent theft or vandalism.
Despite many modern automobiles and golf carts both having fuel pumps, their principles of operation are very different. Whereas automobiles typically use electric fuel pumps or fuel injection, golf carts on the other hand, primarily use vacuum based fuel pumps. Within our discussion here, we’ll discuss possible issues with golf cart fuel pumps, how to test for proper operation as well as replacement procedures.
We are often asked by customers over the phone, by e-mail and in our own shop how to go about testing a gas golf cart solenoid. This is a relatively simple process, and the specifics should be researched within the service manual for your brand, year and model. For the purpose of this discussion, we’ll stick to the gas golf cart. We’ll publish another article soon to cover electric models.
We get a lot of inquiries about how to proceed with an electric to gas golf cart conversion, as well as vice versa. Typically, we advise people not to reinvent the wheel and if you want an electric, buy one. Likewise, if you want a gas cart, buy one. It is not usually cost-effective to perform these types of conversions, but we will discuss the pros and cons nonetheless.
Golf cart clutch removal is confusing to many people without prior experience. Despite automobiles also have clutches, there is very little similarity in the operation of those compared with a CVT (continuous variable transmission) in a golf cart. Although the clutch on an automobile and those on golf carts are responsible for transferring power from the engine to the transmission which is about their only similarity.