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Category: Small Engine
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Experience:  have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
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When depressing accelerator cart will not start. It turns

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When depressing accelerator cart will not start. It turns over and after a while it may fire and run. Now it will not start at all. Still turns over
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

With park plug wire and spark plug grounded to metal, do you have spark?

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

If you remove fuel line from carburetor, do you have fuel pumping?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
There is a strong spark. I haven't tried the fuel pump yet.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Ok, It has to have spark and fuel. If it has both, it may be out of time. Need to know what engine you have to see if it has timing belt.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It is pumping fuel
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Are you still with me?
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Yes!

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It has a twin cylinder robbins engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Will it run if you put fuel in the cylinder or use starting fluid?

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

If not, This engine shows to have a timing belt, it may have jumped time.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Don't know, I can try it
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

https://shop.ezgo.com/golf-cart/engine-timing.html

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Don't have any starting fluid. Am going to call it quits for today. It must not be spark or fuel, so must be something with an electrical component perhaps
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

May be the timing belt. Thanks.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I can't give a rating because the problem is not solved. Thanks anyway
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Sorry, I can't check it for you!