I’m struggling to remove the carburetor from my EZGO

I’ve hit a roadblock with my 2004 EZGO TXT trying to remove the carburetor. I’ve done some basic repairs before, but this has me stumped. Does anyone have a step-by-step guide or some insider tips on how to tackle this? I need my cart up and running soon, and any help would be a amazing.


I had the exact same siutation with my ’04 EZGO. Thought I’d never get that carburetor out. What worked for me was actually removing the starter – gave me just enough room to wiggle the carb out. It seemed intimidating at first, but once I disconnected the battery and unscrewed the starter, it was pretty straightforward. The key was keeping track of all the wires and bolts (snapped a few pics on my phone to remember where everything went). After that, cleaning the carb was a breeze, and it made a huge difference. The cart’s been running smoothly ever since. Hope this helps you out.

Solutions that Worked for Users

SolutionUsers Who Found SuccessApprox. Cost (USD)Approx. Time Needed (Minutes)
Removing Starter for Access1$0 (if DIY)30 – 60
Adjusting Carb Linkages1$0 – $2020 – 40
Thorough Carb Cleaning2$5 – $15 (cleaning supplies)30 – 60


  • The golf cart struggles to start or stalls frequently.
  • Inconsistent engine performance, possibly due to a dirty or clogged carburetor.

Possible Causes

  • Carburetor clogged with debris or old fuel.
  • Carburetor linkages misaligned or improperly adjusted.
  • Obstructions like the starter making carburetor removal challenging.

Detailed Solutions

1. Removing Starter for Access

  • What I Did: Removed the starter to access the carburetor.
  • Outcome: Gained enough space to remove and service the carburetor.
  • Personal Experience: Initially daunting, but removing the starter was key.
  • Detailed Steps:
    1. Safety First: Disconnect the battery to avoid any electrical hazards.
    2. Locate the Starter: Identify the starter’s position relative to the carburetor.
    3. Remove Connections: Carefully disconnect any wires or cables attached to the starter.
    4. Unbolt the Starter: Use appropriate tools to remove bolts securing the starter.
    5. Gently Remove the Starter: Ensure not to disturb other components.
  • Expert Tip: Label wires and take photos before disconnecting for easier reassembly.

2. Adjusting Carb Linkages

  • What I Did: Fine-tuned the carburetor linkages.
  • Outcome: Enhanced the overall performance of the cart.
  • Personal Experience: A small adjustment made a big difference.
  • Detailed Steps:
    1. Identify Linkages: Locate the linkages connected to the carburetor.
    2. Inspect for Wear: Check for any signs of wear or damage.
    3. Adjust Tension: Use tools to adjust the tension for optimal performance.
    4. Test Movement: Ensure the linkages move smoothly without sticking.
  • Expert Tip: Regular lubrication of linkages can prevent future issues.

3. Thorough Carb Cleaning

  • What I Did: Completely disassembled and cleaned the carburetor.
  • Outcome: The cart ran smoother and started more reliably.
  • Personal Experience: Time-consuming but highly effective.
  • Detailed Steps:
    1. Disassemble with Care: Take apart the carburetor, noting the order of components.
    2. Deep Clean: Use carb cleaner and brushes to clean every part, especially jets and passages.
    3. Dry Thoroughly: Ensure all components are completely dry before reassembling.
    4. Reassemble Carefully: Follow your notes or photos to reassemble correctly.
  • Expert Tip: Use compressed air to blow out hard-to-reach areas for a thorough clean.

Golf Cart Models Where This Worked

  • 2004 EZGO TXT
  • 1987 EZGO Marathon


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