How to Remove the Governor From a Golf Cart

By Patrick Cameron

You hit the links. The course is open in front of you as far as the eye can see. The only thing holding you back is the put-put-puttering of your golf cart. Golf carts are governed to go anywhere from 12 to 14 miles per hour. But if you've got a few minutes, some simple mechanical know-how and a wrench, you can double the speed of your cart and zip through your round.


Difficulty: Moderately Easy
Step 1
Detach the cable from the carburetor. The cable is about the width of a straw. It should come off with a pull, but have a phillips head and regular screwdriver on hand, just in case.
Step 2
Follow the disconnected cable down up to the governor. The governor generally sits on top of the engine. This is the easiest way to find the carburetor. Once you've followed the cable up to the governor, disconnect it there as well. You can save this cable for later use or throw it away.
Step 3
Disconnect the gas pedal cable from the governor and reroute it to the carburetor. You've now eliminated the governor but you still need to adjust the gas pedal for optimum power.
Step 4
Using your wrench, remove the bolt on the gas pedal shaft. Slide the shaft up so there is more play in the gas pedal. Tighten the bolt and then start the cart. You may need to adjust the gas pedal shaft a couple of times before you have it to your liking.

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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