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Old 09-17-2006, 04:51 PM
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I am currently working on a golf cart.i have no spark.replaced points and condensor.need help troubleshooting

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i know nothing about golfcarts, but i would bet the problem lies in the hot wire going into the dist. just a hunch though. i have been having good luck latley
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Doc here,

Is the Ignition Magneto Based ? Or Coil and Battery Based?

Worlds of difference..

If it's Magneto, Be sure The "KILL" wire or high tension wire is not chafed and on ground, OR you can try adjusting he Magnet coil closer to the flywheel, that usually kills spark when they are to far from the magnets.

If it is Coil based start on the + side of the coil and look for power..if none , backtrack the wire from there to it's'll probably find an Open or blown fuse.

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assuming this is a gas powered. they are coil and battery ignition and have a small charging system. I have worked on them b4, and from using them, the engines are very complex as they are designed not to idle, nor have the need to be started, you hit the gas, and it makes a noise and then fires up, the noise may be a pre ignitor for gas or a small starter but you don't hear the engine crank over. I never looked closely at this system. the coil is likely bad or has corodded terminals. also, pull the ign switch out and cross the wires, and try it again. the 2 position switches are common to go bad. we had a rental that didn't need a key because the switch was on weather the key was on or not, it could break the other way round and get the condition you have
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try this

it could be shorting out??????????????
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