How to Remove a Golf Cart Governor

By Patrick Cameron

You're on the course and running a little behind. It's only natural that you want to get all the juice you can out of that snail of a golf cart. But you put the pedal to the metal and the thing barely moves. If you've got a few minutes and some simple tools you can have that cart burning rubber by the time you hit the back nine.


Difficulty: Moderately Easy
Step 1
Locate the thin cable that goes from the carburetor to the governor. Unhook the cable from the carburetor. The cable is as thick as a common straw. It regulates the horsepower put out by the carburetor based on how far you push the pedal.
Step 2
Using your fingers, follow the line of the cable from the carburetor to the governor. Generally the governor is found on top of the engine. Once you've located the governor, disconnect the cable. The governor is now disabled.
Step 3
Connect the gas pedal cable to the carburetor. The cable is the same size as the one you just disconnected from the carburetor and the governor. Don't disconnect the cable from the gas pedal. Instead you're going to disconnect it where it plugs into the governor. The cable that you disconnected from the governor must now be connected to the carburetor where you took off the original cable.
Step 4
Change the travel distance of the gas pedal. If you look at the shaft of the gas pedal, you will see a small bolt. Using a crescent wrench (or a socket wrench if you have one), remove the bolt. Adjust the distance of travel that you would like in the pedal and then tighten the bolt back down. A longer shaft will allow you to open up the carburetor more, giving the cart more horsepower. In order to get the carburetor to function as desired, you may need to make more adjustments to the length of the gas pedal shaft.

About The Author

Patrick Cameron is a freelance writer with 10 years of diverse experience in consumer goods branding, promotions and retail communications. He works out of his home in Denver, Colo. He received his Bachelor of Arts in mass communication from the University of Minnesota.

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