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How to Keep Your Golf Cart Throttle Sensor Working

by 10L0LGCPA 19 Oct 2022 0 Comments

It's no secret that throttle sensors are one of the most important golf cart parts on any golf cart. It is an essential tool to help make sure your cart's performance is as efficient as possible, and if yours seems to be lagging or jumping, it might help to take a look at this article.


Clean Your Golf Cart Throttle Sensor

If you notice the erratic or poor performance when driving your golf cart, it's probably time to check your throttle sensor. A faulty sensor can cause problems with the engine, such as poor fuel economy or difficulty starting. Here's how to diagnose and fix a troublesome throttle sensor:

1. Turn off the engine and remove the key from the ignition.

2. Remove the battery cap and disconnect the negative terminal from the battery.

3. Open the hood of your golf cart and locate the throttle sensor. It's usually located near the engine block on one of the side panels.

4. Remove the old golf cart throttle sensor by gently pulling it out of its mounting hole. Be sure to clean off any debris or oil that may have accumulated on it over time.

5. Install the new golf cart throttle sensor by pushing it into its mounting hole and screwing it in place using an Allen wrench (or equivalent). Tighten the nut using a ratchet until it's snug. Reattach the battery and cover up the hood of your golf cart.


Regulate and Improve Throttle Sensitivity

When it comes to golf carts, throttle sensitivity is arguably one of the most important aspects. Improving this characteristic can make your cart more responsive and help you make better use of its power, making it easier and faster to get around the course. There are a few ways to diagnose and improve your throttle's sensitivity, so let's take a look.

First, you can try adjusting your cart's throttle cables. This is a common adjustment that can be made on many models, and it will often improve responsiveness by bringing the throttle closer to the pedal. However, if you find that the cable is too stiff or too loose, you may need to replace it. Another adjustment that can be made is the carburetor float bowl settings. Many golf carts use air/fuel mixture ratios that are preset by the manufacturer; however, you may find that these settings aren't ideal for your driving style or course conditions. If this is the case, you can adjust the bowl settings using fine-grit sandpaper or an adjustable wrench. Finally, you may want to check your cart's electrical system. 

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