My normally reliable Yamaha Drive2 Gas Golf Cart refuses to start, and I’m out of ideas. It’s been my go-to for daily chores, and now I’m stuck. What would cause this to happen.
Totally understand your frustration! I had a nightmare with my 2016 Drive2 not starting. Turns out, replacing the Intake Air Pressure Sensor was the key. It’s a bit of a task, but it solved my problem.
Solutions that worked for users
|Solution||Users Who Found Success||Approx. Cost (USD)||Approx. Time Needed (Minutes)|
|Replacing the Intake Air Pressure Sensor||1||$50 – $100||45 – 75|
|Cleaning the Fuel Injector||1||$5 – $10||20 – 40|
- Golf cart not starting despite attempts.
- Intermittent starting issues in certain models.
- Engine cranks but doesn’t turn over.
- Fuel system issues, including blockages.
- Sensor malfunctions, especially the Intake Air Pressure Sensor.
- Ignition system or spark plug problems.
Solutions that Worked
1. Replacing the Intake Air Pressure Sensor
- What I Did: Replaced the Intake Air Pressure Sensor.
- Outcome: The golf cart started consistently without further issues.
- Personal Experience: The replacement process was straightforward and resolved the starting issues.
- Estimated Cost: $50 – $100
- Time Needed: 45 – 75 minutes
- Detailed Steps:
- Locate the Sensor: Find the Intake Air Pressure Sensor on your golf cart. It’s usually near the air filter.
- Disconnect the Old Sensor: Carefully unplug the connector and unscrew the sensor.
- Install the New Sensor: Place the new sensor in, ensuring it’s properly aligned.
- Reconnect Everything: Reattach the connector and secure the sensor.
- Test: Start the golf cart to check if the issue is resolved.
- Expert Tip: Always ensure the replacement sensor is compatible with your model. A mismatched sensor can lead to further issues.
2. Cleaning the Fuel Injector
- What I Did: Cleaned the EFI fuel pump and injector.
- Outcome: Improved starting reliability, though temporarily.
- Personal Experience: Cleaning provided a temporary fix, suggesting a deeper fuel system issue.
- Estimated Cost: $5 – $10
- Time Needed: 20 – 40 minutes
- Detailed Steps:
- Remove the Injector: Carefully detach the fuel injector from the engine.
- Clean Thoroughly: Use a quality carb cleaner to clean the injector nozzles.
- Inspect for Damage: Check for any visible damage or wear.
- Reinstall the Injector: Place the injector back and ensure it’s properly seated.
- Test the Cart: Start the engine to see if the cleaning made a difference.
- Expert Tip: If cleaning the injector only helps temporarily, consider checking the entire fuel line and tank for any blockages or contamination.
Golf cart models where this worked
- 2016 Yamaha Drive2 Quiet Tech EFI
- 2021 Yamaha Drive2 Quietech
- 2011 Yamaha Drive Gas Golf Cart
- Battery Check: Ensure your battery is fully charged and connections are clean.
- Spark Plug Inspection: A faulty spark plug can often cause starting issues.
- Fuel Quality: Old or contaminated fuel can lead to starting problems.
- Sensor Specifics: The Intake Air Pressure Sensor is a common culprit in starting issues for these models.
- Fuel System Maintenance: Regular cleaning and maintenance of the fuel system can prevent many starting issues.