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Electric Vehicles Club Car Gas: I have a 1992 Club Car gas.

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I have a 1992 Club Car gas. When starting, I will get a few initial sparks (maybe 4-6) from the spark plug and then it gets interrupted. It started doing this a few months back, initially it was intermittent, then progressively got worse to now it won't run anymore. Wondering if it's the voltage regulator? I changed out the micro switches on the accelerator and F/R transmission position lever.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Electric Vehicles
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 2 years ago.
It will not be the regulator! It is only to charge the battery. Has to be a problem with the ignition system. You have removed the kill wire from the micro switch that kills the engine? If not micro switch grounding out the spark, either the coil is bad, or the igniter is bad. Igniter would be my thought!
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Where is the igniter located? Not familiar with the term...
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 2 years ago.
http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/509/engine2bw6.th.jpg
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 2 years ago.
Left side of engine ,viewed from the lfywheel.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 2 years ago.
single wire to it.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 2 years ago.
next to the voltage regulator
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Can I test it to verify that it failed? Ohm or applied voltage? Just curious, if it has failed, why does the spark plug ignite a few times before stopping?
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 2 years ago.
No test! But if it were coil, it would not spark, or would quit when hot.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 2 years ago.
That makes me think the igniter is bad.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I ordered an igniter, hope it resolves the issue.... Thanks Jay
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 2 years ago.
OK< thanks.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Hi Curtis! I installed the new igniter and it didn't remedy the situation. I still get 4-5 initial sparks and then it cuts out. Any other suggestions?
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 2 years ago.
Locate the kill wire from the micro switch in the solenoid box and unplug the wire.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 2 years ago.
You changed the switch, but wire may be bad.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 2 years ago.
If not, next would be to replace the coil!
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Curtis, lifted the wire off the micro switch, all is good. UGH... I'll enjoy the fact that it works now and look for the short in the future. Thanks.Jay
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 2 years ago.
Good job! Please rate to close the question
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Hi Curtis, scratch that as the cause, it ran for a while but now the problem has returned. Coil????