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We have a 2011 RXV gas golf cart. it started running rough

Customer Question

we have a 2011 RXV gas golf cart. it started running rough and it was low on gas(less than 1/4 tank) so filled it up. Wife said it ran ok for few minutes after fillup then would not run except at very low speed. As soon as the gas pedal gets pressed beyond a certain point the cart shuts down? Can you help please?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Check the fuel filter and the suction tube in the tank. sounds like it picked up trash from being run low. So now it is straving for fuel.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Tried that and same issue. it seems it is a very specific spot on the gas pedal where it will run, a little off either way and it just shuts down.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Locate the fuel pump and make a test line from the tank side of the pump, back into the fuel tank filler opening. Bypassing the tank outlet and the filter. Was there any water in the filter? You may want to drain the carburetor fuel bowl!

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
the fuel filter does not have any fuel in it?? it should, shouldnt it??
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

It should have some, but will not be full!

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

No fuel would indicate a suction leak before the filter.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
are you familiar with a sensor/switch located under the gas pedal and if that could possibly be the issue??
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Propane or gas, what is g85?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
we were talking bout a gas golf cart.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Sorry answer went to a different question!

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Switch on the foot pedal is only for starting the engine. Has no other purpose.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
if the engine runs at all it cant be that switch/sensor at pedal??
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Correct, did you find fuel at the filter?