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Unread 01-06-2012, 07:50 AM   #1
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Default First Start After Maintenance

New to golf carts and picked up a 2000 Gas Club Car. PO was attempting to paint but got stuck at the FNR switch. Bought her on the word it was running "really well"....
Got her home, removed the FNR switch and the body.
I have completed the following maintenance procedures with info from lurking here:

Drained and cleaned gas tank.
Blew out gas lines.
Cleaned fuel pump.
Replaced fuel filters.
Replaced oil, oil filter and spark plug.
Cleaned carburetor.
AirFilter looked new so only blew out the tube.
Cleaned and looked over connections and all Looks Good.

Well I am ready to hook up a battery and try and start her for the first time and have some ???

1. Do I need to manually get gas into the lines, pump, and to the carburator prior to trying to start?
2. Should I put her on Maint. Mode before trying to start her?
3. If so, and in maint. mode, do I need to put her on jack stands as well?
4. Finally, how do you start this thing??? (Totally new to this). Sounds like I just step the gas pedal and it starts on its own? No warmup, just get up and go?

I have searched and can't find an initial start procedure.
Please help as I am SUPER EXCITED to get this thing going and start the Mods!!!
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Unread 01-06-2012, 10:03 AM   #2
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New to golf carts and picked up a 2000 Gas Club Car. PO was attempting to paint but got stuck at the FNR switch. Bought her on the word it was running "really well"....
Got her home, removed the FNR switch and the body.
I have completed the following maintenance procedures with info from lurking here:

Drained and cleaned gas tank.
Blew out gas lines.
Cleaned fuel pump.
Replaced fuel filters.
Replaced oil, oil filter and spark plug.
Cleaned carburetor.
AirFilter looked new so only blew out the tube.
Cleaned and looked over connections and all Looks Good.

Well I am ready to hook up a battery and try and start her for the first time and have some ???

1. Do I need to manually get gas into the lines, pump, and to the carburator prior to trying to start?
2. Should I put her on Maint. Mode before trying to start her?
3. If so, and in maint. mode, do I need to put her on jack stands as well?
4. Finally, how do you start this thing??? (Totally new to this). Sounds like I just step the gas pedal and it starts on its own? No warmup, just get up and go?

I have searched and can't find an initial start procedure.
Please help as I am SUPER EXCITED to get this thing going and start the Mods!!!

1, Not necessarily, I have run my cart dry and have not had problems restarting. It may take a little time to pump through though.
2, If you are in an open space you can just let her go.
3, Jack stands are not required in maintenance mode.
4, Ignition on, give her some choke and hit the gas pedal.
Good luck and keep us posted
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Unread 01-07-2012, 03:24 AM   #3
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Key On, Shift to Forward, Pushed Gas Pedal..... NOTHING>>>>>>>>

Put in Reverse and the Buzzer sounds but nothing Again.

No Gas Flow, No clicking of the solenoid NOTHING>>>>>>

????
Should the fuel pump at least have gone on?

Should there have been any type of noise or movement on her?


Also, noticed that even with the key off and/or removed the buzzer goes off when I shift her into reverse. Should this be?
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Unread 01-07-2012, 04:31 AM   #4
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Double post....

Last edited by Ningker; 01-07-2012 at 04:32 AM.. Reason: Sorry, double post....
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Unread 01-07-2012, 08:38 AM   #5
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Key On, Shift to Forward, Pushed Gas Pedal..... NOTHING>>>>>>>>

Put in Reverse and the Buzzer sounds but nothing Again.

No Gas Flow, No clicking of the solenoid NOTHING>>>>>>

????
Should the fuel pump at least have gone on?

Should there have been any type of noise or movement on her?


Also, noticed that even with the key off and/or removed the buzzer goes off when I shift her into reverse. Should this be?

The fuel pump is not electric, it operates on pulse action via vacuum from the engine so no, the pump won't make a noise.
You should at least have the engine turning.
The buzzer will sound with the key off.
Assuming that all the wire connections are clean,bright and tight the first place to check is in the black box down by the battery. This is the location of the micros, 10 amp main fuse and solenoid. First make sure the fuse is ok, next operate the gas pedal and observe the action of the cam on the micros. You should hear a faint but audible click as they engage, finally the solenoid itself; check for voltage across the two small terminals when the throttle is depressed. No volts will likely point back to the micro switches, 12 volts would suggest the solenoid is at fault. You might also try bridging across the two large posts of the solenoid and see if the engine spins over.
Try all that and get back to us with your findings
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Unread 01-07-2012, 09:01 AM   #6
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with the cart in service mode,

place shifter handle in neutral,


turn the key on press, the gas pedal

she should spin over, and start up............
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Unread 01-08-2012, 07:47 AM   #7
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Absolutely NOTHING.....

I replaced the fuse just to make sure. Went to bridge across the two large posts of the solenoid and nothing happened, not even a spark.

Should I have at least gotten a SPARK or ARC when I made the bridge contact?

Battery is new and I assume I should have had some sign of that at least. Yes?????

It is late and dark so I didnt get to check the voltage on the solenoid or test the continuity on the micro switches but really wanted to hear that motor turn over with that bridge.......
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Unread 01-08-2012, 09:22 AM   #8
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are you sure you have the yellow knob in the right position?....if carts in nueltral it won,t start in F or R and if it starts in F or R it won,t start in nueltral...............i see it alot where they just have the knob in the wrong position..................................
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Unread 01-08-2012, 04:18 PM   #9
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hahaha. I didn't think about that.
Thanks, I will try.
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Unread 01-08-2012, 09:56 PM   #10
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NOPE.... Still nothing.

Didn't even get a spark or anything....
shouldn't it spark or something.

Checked battery and got reading of 12.?? volts.

didn't have much time to check anything else,
but does it more than likely mean that the starter/generator is shot?
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