Hey fellow cart enthusiasts, I’ve got this super annoying clunking noise coming from the rear of my Icon golf cart. It’s like it’s got its own drumline back there. Anyone else had this issue? How did you fix it?
I had the same clunking concert in the back of my icon golf cart. After some serious sleuthing, I found a couple of solutions that silenced the noise. One game-changer was taking off the roof and shaking out some hidden debris.
Solutions that worked for users
|Solution||Users Who Found Success||Personal Experience||Estimated Cost (USD)||Time Needed (Minutes)|
|Remove Roof and Shake Debris||1||Removed roof and shook out debris||$0||30-60|
|Check for Corroded Connectors||1||Replaced corroded 3-pin connector||$5-10||15-30|
- Clunking noise in the rear
- Noise gets louder when turning or going over bumps
- Noise may vary depending on the terrain
- Loose or damaged parts
- Debris in the roof or other compartments
- Electrical issues, including corroded connectors
- Worn-out CV joints or axles
Solutions that Worked
1. Remove Roof and Shake Debris
What I Did:
Removed the entire roof and shook out the debris, including aluminum rivets.
The clunking noise stopped.
I was at my wit’s end with the noise, so I decided to take off the roof. After shaking it, I found some aluminum rivets and other debris.
- Park your golf cart in a safe location and engage the parking brake.
- Use a socket wrench to unscrew the bolts holding the roof in place.
- Carefully remove the roof with the help of another person, if possible.
- Vigorously shake the roof to dislodge any loose debris or metal shavings.
- Inspect the roof for any remaining debris and remove it manually if necessary.
- Reattach the roof, making sure to tighten all bolts securely.
Before reattaching the roof, consider lining the interior with a thin layer of foam or rubber to prevent future rattling.
Use a magnetic wand to pick up any small metal pieces that may be stuck in hard-to-reach places.
2. Check for Corroded Connectors
What I Did:
Checked the electrical connectors and found a corroded 3-pin connector.
After replacing it, the clunking noise stopped.
I had to remove the right rear wheel body shroud to get better access to the connections.
- Turn off the golf cart and disconnect the battery for safety.
- Locate the electrical connectors near the rear wheel. You may need to remove some body panels for better access.
- Use a multimeter to check for any signs of corrosion or damage.
- If you find a corroded connector, disconnect it and replace it with a new one.
- Reconnect the battery and test the cart to see if the issue is resolved.
Always use water-resistant connectors for any replacements to prevent future corrosion.
Label your connectors and take photos before disconnecting anything. This will make it easier to reassemble everything correctly.
Golf Cart Models Where This Worked
- 2022 Icon i60L
- If you’ve tried these solutions and the noise persists, it might be worth checking the wheel bearings and suspension components as these are less commonly considered culprits for such noises.