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Unread 08-24-2012, 02:02 PM   #1
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I just picked up a 1989 Ez Go that has not run in 7-8 years. The engine will not turn over. The micro switches on the accelerator and brake check out ok. The key switch checks out and I bench checked the starter solenoid. I would like the engine to at least turn over, not start, before I move on to draining gas, cleaning the carb, etc. Can you tell I'm new to carts?
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Unread 08-24-2012, 02:40 PM   #2
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try putting cart in neutral and turning the drive clutch over by hand...does cart still have oil in it?
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Unread 08-24-2012, 04:08 PM   #3
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I pulled the plug and can turn it over by the starter/generator v-belt. It does not seem like much compression when I put my thumb over the plug hole.
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k so your getting no solenoid click when you press pedal...that tells you its in the starting circuit before it even gets to the starter...try running a jumper wire from the small post on the solenoid with the black wire going to it to the battery negative and try it again...
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not much compression....sounds like it might be time for a top end rebuild my friend, or at least time to check out your piston and rings
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Welcome First place the f/R selector in Forward or reverse it has to be in a gear to make contact try the pedal now and see if you here the solenoid click.If you don't then try cleaning the F/R selector dirt or corrosion on the contacts will prevent it from turning over. Spray contact or brake clean in the selector and move it F&R several times then blow it out with compressed air you may need to repeat this a few times. If that don't work jump across the large terminals on the solenoid and see if it will crank. Let us know

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Welcome First place the f/R selector in Forward or reverse it has to be in a gear to make contact try the pedal now and see if you here the solenoid click.If you don't then try cleaning the F/R selector dirt or corrosion on the contacts will prevent it from turning over. Spray contact or brake clean in the selector and move it F&R several times then blow it out with compressed air you may need to repeat this a few times. If that don't work jump across the large terminals on the solenoid and see if it will crank. Let us know

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Make sure to jack it up
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Unread 08-25-2012, 10:13 PM   #8
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Like I said in the first posting, I'm new to carts. Boy am I ever. Yes I repaired some broken wires and tested the micro switches and the solenoid and then asked for your help. Thanks for all the tips and ideas. It now turns over every time I put it in forward/reverse.
Duh. And I bald not blonde.
I'm have removed and cleaned the gas tank. Removed the the oil tank. I'll mix the ounce to a gallon as I read. Drained and cleaned the carb bowl. A few more odds and ends I want to do. Any other tips before I try to start it up?
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Unread 08-26-2012, 06:27 AM   #9
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Well you can try but you may have to completely disassemble the carb and clean the jets real well before it will run these carbs are simple but touchy and cleaning the float bowl only may not do it. A new plug may be in order and also make sure you have spark. Other than that I'd give it a try

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not much compression....sounds like it might be time for a top end rebuild my friend, or at least time to check out your piston and rings
It's not gonna have much compression with the plug out.
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