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Our Golf Cart Has Only 2 Speeds: Stop & Warp Speed

Mike asks: Ok, so I have a problem. Our golf cart had only 2 speeds: stop and warp speed. We have replaced the carburetor with a brand new one. We have adjusted the governor every which way we can. We have also replaced the throttle cable and electrical box cam. It still goes 0 to death in 1.3 seconds – what could be the problem? Thank you for your help.

Guru: Mike, the issue you are having is no air intake restriction. Here are a few things to check for the cause. First, remove the inspection plate at the carburetor linkage. With the key switch off, press the accelerator pedal to the floor and back up again. Watch for the linkage to fully open at the floor and make sure the return spring is able to close it as you release the pedal. If the linkage stays fully open when the pedal is released, check the governor cable. This is the cable from the governor to the carburetor. Make sure it has full movement in its housing. Second, double-check all the gaskets and intake insulator. Make sure you have a good seal between the carburetor and the cylinder head.

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