How to Repair a EZGO Golf Cart Frame (Cracked, Bent, Corroded)


Cracked EZGO Golf Cart Frame

EZGO golf cart frames generally have a sturdy build. They feature steel tubing frames that last long. However, as is the case with any automobile, EZGO golf cart frames too suffer from the risk of corrosion or getting cracked or bent.

Basic repairs on a EZGO golf cart frame can be done with the use of a screwdriver, socket wrench and floor jack. However for more serious repairs, a mechanic will be required.

 

What causes an EZGO golf cart frame to crack?

The main cause of a cracked golf cart frame is when pressure is exerted on to the springs which cause the springs to bend.

 

Bent spring

When you use your golf cart extensively, it is imperative to maintain it properly. You should be aware of the right maintenance procedures. Excessive use of the machine without ensuring proper maintenance would invariably result in the spring getting damaged. This, in turn, will lead to cracks appearing in the golf cart frame.

 

Pressure exerted on the springs

Low pressure exerted on the springs is one of the most common reasons behind the cracking of golf cart frames. The springs of the golf cart could get unbalanced or even suffer from wear and tear when the cart gets overloaded with too many people or equipment.

 

Uneven shapes

Checking the sizes and shapes of the different springs that are used in the cart is very important. If springs of uneven or odd shapes and sizes are used, it is bound to cause damage to the golf cart frame.

Apart from these factors, some of the other common causes behind the cracking of golf cart frames are poor ridings habits of the user and uneven pressure on the tires.

 

Why does an EZGO Golf Cart Frame get corroded?

An EZGO Golf Cart Frame corrodes mainly because of two reasons; excessive use and poor maintenance.

 

Bad maintenance

Once you invest in a machine, you have to maintain it properly. You need to devote the requisite time and effort to ensure that your EZGO Golf Cart Frame remains in good condition and does not put you through any kind of trouble.

 

Excessive use

Some of the components will corrode when you use the vehicle extensively, especially in harsh weather. If a particular spring is extremely corroded, get a mechanic to take a look at it and see if it can be fixed. If not, the only option would be to get it replaced.

 

Spring condition

It is important to check the health of your EZGO golf cart springs from time to time. If it is not in good condition, replace it immediately.

 

How to repair an EZGO golf cart frame?

Once a crack develops in your golf cart frame, you must get it repaired immediately. Here are a few simple steps you can follow to repair your EZGO golf cart frame.

  • Step 1

The first step involves checking the springs thoroughly. You have to push the seats constantly up and down to check the condition of every spring in the machine. You need to observe their shapes and check if they are flexible enough.

  • Step 2

If the springs turn out to be damaged or inflexible, you need to get the springs removed with the help of a screwdriver. Apart from looking for the normal springs, you also need to check the weak springs thoroughly. If the shock absorbers are in very poor condition, it would be advisable to replace them altogether.

  • Step 3

The underside and other areas of the cart which are not checked regularly must be inspected to find out if any of the parts have suffered corrosion. The parts, which are rusted, must be removed and replaced immediately.

  • Step 4

In the final step, you will be required to check the air pressure of the tires and get it to the right pressure, if necessary.

 

Tools needed to repair an EZGO frame

When your golf cart club car frame has a crack or any other kind of damage, you need to spend some time identifying the exact cause behind the problem and find out a way to fix it. Whichever method you use to troubleshoot the problem, you would need some tools to help you out.

Here are some of the tools you can use to repair an EZGO frame.

 

Screwdriver

A screwdriver is one of the most basic tools you will need while repairing an EZGO frame. Apart from installing springs, it also helps in removing them as and when the need arises. Most households have a screwdriver at their disposal and you should be able to get one from the toolbox too.

 

Socket wrench

If you wish to remove the lugs, a socket wrench is what you will need. To ensure that the golf cart does not roll, you will require chocks.

 

Floor jack

This particular tool helps in removing the tires so that the golf cart can be raised from the floor. You can easily find a floor jack in a store selling golf cart components.

 

How to straighten EZGO golf cart frame

If your EZGO golf cart frame has been bent or damaged, you can straighten it by following these simple steps.

  • Step 1

The first thing you are required to do is to check your golf cart’s angle. To be able to lift or move the cart, you need to get all the tires filled up sufficiently.

 

  • Step 2

You must inspect each coil spring carefully and find out whether it is damaged or bent in any manner. Any spring, which is broken or damaged must be replaced immediately.

 

  • Step 3

You could measure the length of the damaged spring with a measuring tape or a ruler. If there is any irregularity or unevenness in the shapes or sizes, you must get it replaced. Have a good look at the shock absorbers too. If they are in poor condition, get them replaced. It is advisable to replace all those parts which are corroded and cannot be used anymore.

 

How to fix corrosion on EZGO frame

An EZGO frame could get corroded due to several reasons like poor maintenance or the vehicle being used excessively. To prevent further corrosion, you need to undertake a few simple steps.

  • Step 1

Pour hot water into a bowl and mix it with a moderate amount of baking soda. Spray it generously over the EZGO frame or specifically on the areas which show signs of corrosion. Let it stay that way for some time.

 

  • Step 2

Once you see bubbles appearing, use water to rinse it. Keep repeating this process until the bubbles stop appearing. While carrying out this process, you have to make sure that the solution stays away from the driveway.

 

  • Step 3

To remove the rust, you also have the option of using products like CRC aerosol in certain parts of the vehicle. Before carrying out any of these steps, you must remove the batteries from the vehicle.

 

How to fix rust on the EZGO frame?

An EZGO frame gets rusted because of factors like poor quality suspension wires, being used excessively, or using uneven springs. Here is how you can fix this issue.

 

  • Step 1

You have to find out if any part of the machine has fallen off along with lumps of rust. Finding the missing pieces would be quite a task but one which you must do.

 

  • Step 2

Once you find the missing pieces, you must try and put them in their original position with processes such as welding, etc.

 

  • Step 3

Apart from employing the aforementioned methods, you could use a hammer to tap the rust and remove it slowly. Get rid of all the rusty metals and try to make the affected parts look as good as they did originally.

 

How to clean an EZGO Golf Cart Frame?

Cleaning your EZGO Golf Cart Frame is extremely important. To do this, you need a toolbox containing all the essential tools like a spray bottle, soft cloth, screwdriver, etc.

  1. Pour the aluminum cleaner liquid into a spray bottle containing warm water.
  2. Spray this solution onto the different parts of the vehicle. This type of solution also contains hydrochloric and sulfuric acid among other chemicals.
  3. After spraying the solution, wipe the surface with water.
  4. You can use a scrubber or a soft brush to wipe everything out.

 

How to paint an EZGO Golf Cart Frame?

Once you have repaired your EZGO Golf Cart Frame, you might want to paint it with a nice shade of your favorite color. That would make the vehicle look as good as new. To paint the vehicle, you would need some tools like spray bottles, different kinds of brushes, cleaning material, and paint. The process is quite simple but requires precision.

You need to get an aerosol primer. This would be applied to the frame and you would be required to wait for some time for it to dry completely. Once you are sure that it is completely dry, you can sand it down with a grit paper.

You must remember to clean up all the dust gathered on the surface before you apply the base coat. You would need to use the aerosol paint while applying the base coat. If you decide to use a metallic color, then make sure that you apply two coats of paint. That will ensure the formation of a good layer and help the paint to stay on for some time.

 

EZGO Marathon frame repair

If your EZGO Marathon frame gets damaged, the first thing that comes to your mind is getting the vehicle replaced with a new one. But that is something you should think of when all your efforts to get it repaired has failed.

If a particular component is the cause of your trouble, you can get it replaced by using a few specialized tools. Most of the components of an EZGO Marathon are positioned together and they are fastened by nuts, bolts, and screws. Some of the parts are also mounted with the help of rivets.

You can remove the rivet head by drilling into it with a pointed drill with a size bigger than the stem of the rivet. You must be extremely careful while doing this as there is a risk of components located around your target getting damaged. When you are about to get a new instrument panel installed, you must remember to order a console safety label along with it. If you want further information about the technical details mentioned on the label, you can reach out to the Service Parts Representative. Just sharing the vehicle model number with them will make it easy for them to assist you.

 

EZGO TXT frame repair

To repair an EZGO TXT frame, you would require specialized tools or a proper frame repair kit. You could get it from a regular departmental store. If you face any difficulty in procuring it, you can check with a local repair shop.

When you go about the repairing process, the first thing to do would be to check all the nuts, bolts, springs, and other major components in the vehicle. Inspect every component carefully and find out which one has a problem. After identifying the problem, you would need to find the cause behind it. If the parts have been damaged very badly and are beyond repair, you will have to replace them with new ones.

 

Conclusion

A vehicle or any machine needs to be treated with a lot of care. When an EZGO golf cart frame malfunctions the first thought that comes to one’s mind is to take it to a mechanic or a repair shop. It is important to have some basic knowledge about repairing and maintaining a golf cart frame so that you can fix minor issues yourself.

Ernie

Ernie loves documenting interesting facts about golf.

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