How to Troubleshoot a Yamaha G2 Golf Cart

Updated February 21, 2017

The Yamaha G2 golf cart is used on golf courses, and also on farms and in gated communities as an alternative to cars. If you are having problems with your Yamaha G2 golf cart, there are several things that you can do to get it back up and running properly. Problems with the tires, the solenoid, the battery and the motor are most common. You don't have to be a Yamaha technician to get your golf cart up and running again. You can do it yourself with little hassle.

Go to the G2 and check the key. Make sure the key is in the "On" position. Press the accelerator and you should hear a "clicking" noise. This means that the solenoid is working properly.

Check the solenoid for any loose wires. Open the plastic hood to check the solenoid. The solenoid is the coiled wire inside the hood. If the solenoid has come loose, tighten it at the connection and try the accelerator again.

Lift the seat to reveal the controller. This is a silver box with wires coming out of it. Tighten any wire connections that have come loose to fix any problem with your controller.

Open the hood to the golf cart and look at the motor. Try to spin the drive belt. The drive belt is the large belt attached to the motor. If there is no resistance when you spin the drive belt, you will need to replace the motor.

Check the battery under the golf cart's seat. Make sure the connections are tight. Tighten any loose connections on the battery and try to start the golf cart. Replace the battery if the golf cart will not start.

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