My EZGO golf cart fuel line has a leak

Recently my EZGO has started leaking fuel from the fuel line, and it’s becoming a real headache. I’ve tried a few fixes, but nothing seems to work. It’s affecting my ability to use the cart reliably. Has anyone else faced this issue and found a solution that actually works?


I had this same problem with my golf cart, and the culprit was the fuel pump. Replacing it did the trick for me. Also, make sure to double-check all the connections and hoses for any signs of wear or damage.

Solutions that Worked for Users

SolutionUsers Who Found SuccessApprox. Cost (USD)Approx. Time Needed (Minutes)
Replace Fuel Pump3$50 – $15060 – 90
Repair or Replace Carburetor2$30 – $20030 – 120
Check and Tighten Fuel Line Connections2$0 – $2015 – 30
Replace Fuel Lines1$10 – $5030 – 60


  • Persistent fuel dripping or pooling under the cart.
  • Strong smell of gasoline around the cart.
  • Difficulty starting or inconsistent engine performance.

Possible Causes

  • Degraded or malfunctioning fuel pump.
  • Clogged, dirty, or damaged carburetor.
  • Loose, worn, or damaged fuel line connections.
  • Aged, brittle, or cracked fuel lines.

Solutions that Worked

1. Replace Fuel Pump

  • What I Did: Swapped out the old fuel pump for a new one.
  • Outcome: No more fuel leaks and the cart runs smoothly.
  • Personal Experience: The old pump was visibly worn and not functioning efficiently.
  • Steps:
    1. Locate the fuel pump, typically near the engine or under the seat.
    2. Disconnect the battery to ensure safety.
    3. Remove the old pump by disconnecting the fuel lines and mounting screws.
    4. Install the new pump, double-checking all connections for a snug fit.
    5. Reconnect the battery and test the cart for leaks.
  • Expert Tip: When replacing the fuel pump, consider upgrading to a higher-quality model for better longevity and performance. Also, inspect the surrounding area for any signs of fuel residue that might indicate other issues.

2. Repair or Replace Carburetor

  • What I Did: Thoroughly cleaned the carburetor and replaced worn parts.
  • Outcome: Improved fuel efficiency and no leakage.
  • Personal Experience: Found debris inside the carburetor affecting its function.
  • Steps:
    1. Carefully remove the carburetor, noting the position of all connections.
    2. Disassemble and clean each part using a carburetor cleaner.
    3. Replace any damaged or worn components like gaskets or needles.
    4. Reassemble and reinstall the carburetor, ensuring all connections are secure.
    5. Test the cart, paying attention to the engine’s response and any leaks.
  • Expert Tip: Regular cleaning of the carburetor can prevent many common issues. Use a high-quality cleaner and consider using an inline fuel filter to keep debris out.

3. Check and Tighten Fuel Line Connections

  • What I Did: Inspected and secured all fuel line connections.
  • Outcome: Stopped the minor leaks and improved overall fuel system integrity.
  • Personal Experience: Some connections had loosened over time, causing leaks.
  • Steps:
    1. Examine each fuel line connection for signs of wear or damage.
    2. Tighten any loose clamps or fittings using appropriate tools.
    3. Replace any parts that show signs of wear or damage.
    4. After tightening, wipe down the area and check for any residual leaks.
    5. Start the engine and monitor for leaks or performance issues.
  • Expert Tip: Use thread sealant on threaded connections for an extra secure fit. Regularly check these connections, especially after rough rides or maintenance.

4. Replace Fuel Lines

  • What I Did: Replaced all old and worn-out fuel lines.
  • Outcome: Eliminated all leaks from the fuel system.
  • Personal Experience: The old lines were cracked and brittle.
  • Steps:
    1. Identify and remove the old fuel lines, taking note of their routing.
    2. Measure and cut new fuel lines to the correct length.
    3. Install the new lines, ensuring they are not kinked or overly bent.
    4. Secure the lines with clamps where necessary.
    5. Test the cart for leaks and observe any changes in performance.
  • Expert Tip: Opt for high-quality fuel lines resistant to heat and wear. Ensure the lines are routed away from hot engine parts to prevent damage.

Golf Cart Models Where This Worked

  • Various EZGO models, particularly Marathon, Medalist, TXT, and RXV.


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