I need help! Golf Cart Exhaust keeps Coming Off

Hey everyone, I’ve been dealing with this annoying issue where my golf cart’s exhaust keeps coming off. It’s driving me crazy! Has anyone else faced this issue?


Yes I found a few solutions that worked for me and others. Using lock washers to keep the exhaust secure solved my issue.

Solutions that worked for uses

SolutionUsers Who Found SuccessPersonal ExperienceEstimated Cost (USD)Time Needed (Minutes)
Use Lock WashersMultipleAdded lock washers and it worked$510-15
Double Nutting with Grade 8 BoltsOneUsed Grade 8 bolts and it worked$1020-30
Wire LockingTwoWirelocked the studs$015-20


  • Exhaust comes off randomly
  • Loud noise from the exhaust area
  • Loss of engine efficiency

Possible Causes

  • Vibration from the engine
  • Loose or damaged bolts
  • Corrosion or rust

Solutions that Worked

1. Use Lock Washers

  • What I Did: Added lock washers to the existing bolts.
  • Outcome: The exhaust stopped coming off.
  • Personal Experience: After adding lock washers, the issue was resolved.
  • Estimated Cost: $5
  • Time Needed: 10-15 minutes


  1. Purchase high-quality lock washers that can withstand heat and vibration.
  2. Remove the existing bolts from the exhaust.
  3. Place the lock washers and then reattach the bolts.

Expert Tip: Always go for high-quality lock washers that can withstand the heat and vibration of the exhaust system.

2. Double Nutting with Grade 8 Bolts

  • What I Did: Used Grade 8 bolts and applied the double nutting technique.
  • Outcome: The exhaust stayed in place.
  • Personal Experience: I used Grade 8 bolts from Home Depot and haven’t had an issue since.
  • Estimated Cost: $10
  • Time Needed: 20-30 minutes


  1. Purchase Grade 8 bolts that match the size of the existing bolts.
  2. Remove the old bolts.
  3. Insert the new Grade 8 bolts and apply double nutting.

Expert Tip: Grade 8 bolts are known for their high tensile strength, making them ideal for exhaust systems.

3. Wire Locking

  • What I Did: Had the studs wirelocked at a shop.
  • Outcome: The exhaust hasn’t moved since.
  • Personal Experience: After wirelocking, the exhaust stayed in place.
  • Estimated Cost: $0
  • Time Needed: 15-20 minutes


  1. Take your golf cart to a shop that offers wire locking services.
  2. Have the studs wirelocked.

Expert Tip: Wire locking can be effective but is often considered overkill unless you’re dealing with high-performance applications.

Golf Cart Models Where This Worked

  • Club Car Precedent (2015)
  • EZGO TXT (2017)
  • Yamaha Drive (2018)

I hope this helps anyone facing the same issue. Feel free to share your experiences and solutions as well!


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