[B]Disappointed in the Villages Golf Carts[/B]

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Old 07-29-2019, 08:13 PM
biker1 biker1 is offline
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OK, fair enough. However, I just don't see much to actually service on these things. For example, on an Yamaha EFI cart, the maintenance issues are oil changes, replace the air filters (2), replace the spark plug, grease the zerk fittings on the clutches, differential fluid changes, replace drive and starter belts when worn, adjust the brake pedal travel, check and adjust the toe-in, rotate the tires, and replacement brushes on the generator/starter. Pretty much everything else will be a replacement when it wears out (clutches, fuel pump, etc.). I see the issue as one of correctly diagnosing when you need to replace a worn out and unrepairable (or not worth the effort to repair) part and not one of routine (and easy) servicing of the items I listed above. If you are saying that the items I listed above are not being routinely done then I would agree with you.

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Wasn't looking to hi-jack someones thread.

But like I stated, many are finding out that their carts are not being serviced correctly which is leading to extra repairs down the road. I don't think a day goes by that a new customer doesn't say " I don't think my golf car was being properly serviced" By the time they start to look else where, they have spent $1000 or more dollars on repairs. New Carburetor, new fuel pump, new clutches, new hubs etc. All im trying to say is question folks what your being told.

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Old 07-30-2019, 09:25 AM
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OK, fair enough. However, I just don't see much to actually service on these things. For example, on an Yamaha EFI cart, the maintenance issues are oil changes, replace the air filters (2), replace the spark plug, grease the zerk fittings on the clutches, differential fluid changes, replace drive and starter belts when worn, adjust the brake pedal travel, check and adjust the toe-in, rotate the tires, and replacement brushes on the generator/starter. Pretty much everything else will be a replacement when it wears out (clutches, fuel pump, etc.). I see the issue as one of correctly diagnosing when you need to replace a worn out and unrepairable (or not worth the effort to repair) part and not one of routine (and easy) servicing of the items I listed above. If you are saying that the items I listed above are not being routinely done then I would agree with you.
You are correct- some of those items are not being checked. However, there are other areas of concern, or problem areas that don't get addressed. Its those items that when they fail, costs quite a bit to repair when they could have been prevented in a service. As an example- rear hubs on 2007 to 2014 Yamaha carts. Many get loose and go to failure, the only fix is replacement. Its a simple check and repair during a service. Many too have experienced the secondary clutch falling off, this one has cost owners hundreds of dollars to repair, but believe it or not, its a simple 2 minute one time fix, during a service. There are other things also that can be prevented. I know right now there are some that are reading this and saying "oh hell, we paid to have that fixed". Do you think your servicing body is going to tell you, "had we checked that during a service it wouldn't have failed".
A golf car is not as easy as everyone thinks.
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