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Unread 07-24-2019, 04:01 PM   #1
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Default Gas 2000 Club Car Ds clutch adjustment

I have tried adjusting the cable coming out of the black box and it clicks fine and starts but after few seconds without acceleration the clutch engages and cart starts moving. Is there any other adjustments on anything that would stop clutch from engaging when accelerator is barely pressed?
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Unread 07-24-2019, 05:03 PM   #2
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Default Re: Gas 2000 Club Car Ds clutch adjustment

i know if i barely touch my pedal enough to get it started, it will not move, till i press a little harder there is a speed/revolution that the clutch engages and starts to move the belt to move the cart. i can idle all day barely touching the pedal.
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Unread 07-24-2019, 05:12 PM   #3
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Default Re: Gas 2000 Club Car Ds clutch adjustment

That's what I'm looking for, but barely touched it will idle but tighten up after few seconds and move
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Unread 07-24-2019, 05:20 PM   #4
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Default Re: Gas 2000 Club Car Ds clutch adjustment

There's no adjustment for the clutch other than changing the spring in the center. The primary clutch is centifugal, so it closes based on engine RPM. It should start to engage as soon as the engine is actually running, but it should just barely grab the belt. If its grabbing hard and forcing the cart forward or jerking hard, then there may be an adjustment issue with the governor cable, or the throttle stop screw on the carb.

When you push the pedal you'll hear the micro-switches on the throttle cam click. That gives power to the solenoid and makes the starter generator turn. Make sure the governor cable (runs from the governor arm to the throttle lever on the carb) is NOT pulling the throttle open when the switches click. the throttle should not start to pull open until you push the pedal a bit further down. If the throttle is being pulled open, the engine will start at a higher than normal speed, and will jerk on the belt when it engages. It will also cause problems starting in cooler weather.
First make sure you have plenty of slack in the governor cable. And make sure there is not a Zip tie on the throttle cable spring where it meets the governor arm. (If there is a zip tie on the spring cut it off because that can cause your issue) After the switches click, you should have another 1/4" to 1/2" of pedal travel before the cable starts to pull the throttle lever open. To change this, adjust the throttle cable from the black box to the governor by moving the adjusting nuts at the box housing in or out. If you can not get the proper amount of adjustment that way, then you will need to adjust the governor arm which is more tricky to do.

Another thing that can cause high engine speed at start is the throttle stop screw is turned too far in, and is holding the throttle plate too far open. Make sure you have plenty of slack in the governor cable, and that it's not pulling against the throttle lever. Turn the stop screw all the way out until it is no longer touching the throttle arm. Now turn it back in until it just barely touches, then give it an extra 1/4 to 1/2 turn.
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Unread 07-26-2019, 04:43 AM   #5
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Default Re: Gas 2000 Club Car Ds clutch adjustment

Thank you very much. I believe everything is set right. It's only at idle when it still grabs, but I think my new Dayco belt is actually like a 1/16th wider on top side than the original. But seems to be getting better. I think the issue may resolve itself after wearing in. Sound feasible?
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Unread 07-26-2019, 06:58 AM   #6
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Default Re: Gas 2000 Club Car Ds clutch adjustment

As said, there is no idle. The clutch should grab as soon as the engine actually starts (not just the starter/starter/generator turning the motor over, but once it fires and starts to run).

As long as the cart doesnt "jerk" or "jolt" when the motor starts, then it's doing exactly what it is supposed to do.
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