Club Car Accelerator adjustment

Club Car Accelerator Adjustment & Throttle Troubleshooting

Have you ever felt frustrated with the speed of your Club Car golf cart? I know I have! But, the good news is that it’s an easy fix.

I recently learned how to adjust the accelerator on my Club Car and it made it much smoother and a lot faster.

In this post, I’ll be sharing my step-by-step Club Car Accelerator Adjustment and troubleshooting guide.

Club Car Accelerator Adjustment

Follow these steps for Club Car Accelerator Adjustment:

  1. Locate the Accelerator Control Assembly under the dashboard of the cart, close to the accelerator pedal.
  2. Find the Adjustment Screw on the Accelerator Control Assembly labeled as “throttle.”
  3. Disconnect the battery for safety purposes.
  4. Use a screwdriver to adjust the screw, turning clockwise to increase sensitivity and counterclockwise to decrease it.
  5. Reconnect the battery and test the accelerator to ensure it is working properly.
  6. Repeat the adjustment as needed until the desired sensitivity is achieved.

Alternatively, Club Car Speed Controller Adjustment can also help.

Tools and Materials Needed for Club Car Accelerator Adjustment

Club Car Accelerator Adjustment

The following tools and materials are commonly needed for club car accelerator adjustment: 

  • Screwdriver 
  • Hand gloves
  • Battery disconnect tool (optional) 

If you want a bypass for your golf cart, check out this article on Club Car Speed Sensor Bypass.

Troubleshooting Club Car Accelerator & Throttle Problems

Troubleshooting Club Car Accelerator problems and fixes

These are the top club car accelerator problems:

1. Car is not Starting

If your club car is not starting, it may be an indicator that the battery is dead.

How to Fix

  1. Test the battery with a voltmeter to ascertain how much power it has.
  2. Recharge the battery with the correct tools
  3. Test the accelerator to see if charging the battery worked.
  4. Disconnect the battery if the accelerator doesn’t work.
  5. Remove it and put in a suitable substitute.
  6. Test the new battery before connecting it.
  7. Check if the accelerator works.

If you own a Club Car Onward, check out this article on Club Car Onward Speed Upgrade.

2. Slow Acceleration

The presence of debris under the foot panel may cause this

How to Fix

Use a small broom or vacuum cleaner to remove the dirt under the pedal. 

3. Car Stopping During Driving

Loose wire connections may cause this. 

How to Fix

  1. Open the hood of your car and check if the wires connected to the controller are safely held in position.
  2. Check other connections throughout the engine and the accelerator.
  3. Screw the wires firmly in place if there are any loose connections. 

4. Sudden Changes in Speed While Driving

A faulty speed controller may cause this. 

How to Fix

This may be done by resetting the controller or replacing it. 

To Replace the Controller: 

  1. Open the car’s hood and find the speed controller, a large rectangular box with wires connected to it from the foot pedal.
  2. Carefully disconnect all the wires connected to the box
  3. Please take out the bolts holding them in place using the suitable wrench.
  4. Install the new controller and reconnect the wires to it

5. Wrong Reading on the Speed Controller

A faulty speed controller or a bad solenoid could cause this. 

How to Fix

To change a faulty solenoid, take the following steps: 

  1. Open the hood of the car to get the battery system. 
  2. Find the solenoid by looking at your card schematics. 
  3. Detach the screws holding the solenoid.
  4. Disconnect the wires linked to the solenoid.
  5. Install the new solenoid and screw it in place

Club Car Throttle Cable Diagram

This is the club car throttle cable design:

Club Car throttle cable Diagram

Club Car Accelerator Pedal Assembly

The club cart accelerator pedal assembly is an essential element that controls the car’s speed. It comprises the accelerator pedal, cable, and mounting bracket. It is located on the floorboard and is connected to the engine’s throttle. When the accelerator pedal is pressed, it signals the engine to open the throttle and increase the car’s speed. This component is also highly instrumental to club car accelerator adjustment. 

How do I Adjust my Car Accelerator?

Club car accelerator adjustment can be made by taking the following easy steps:

  1. Find the Adjustment Mechanism: This could be a screw or lever located under the dashboard near the accelerator pedal or a part of the assembly. 
  2. Raise or Lower the Pedal: This may either be done by turning a screw, pressing a lever, or just moving it from top to bottom.
  3. Test the Adjustment: Test the pedal to ensure it is in a perfect position and operates smoothly.

How Do I Increase the Speed of My Gas Club Car Precedent?

You can do the following to increase the speed of your gas club car precedent: 

  1. Adjust the speed governor
  2. Upgrade the engine to a higher one
  3. Install a torque converter 
  4. Upgrade the battery 
  5. Install a high-performance clutch. 
  6. Upgrade the tire size

How Can I Make My Accelerator More Responsive?

You can make your accelerator more responsive by doing the following 

  1. Clean the throttle body to increase its responsiveness.
  2. Check the throttle cable to ensure it is not frayed or stretched. You may replace frayed or stretched cable to enhance responsiveness. 
  3. Check the air intake system for restrictions and replace it where necessary. 
  4. Check the engine control module. 
  5. It is best to consult your car’s owner’s manual and employ the services of a professional mechanic when handling such problems. 

Why does my Accelerator Feel Weak?

Your accelerator may feel weak for many reasons, which may include the following: 

1. Low Fuel Pressure: This occurs when the fuel pump is not giving enough pressure to the engine.

2. Throttle Body Issues: These occur due to a clogged or dirty throttle. 

3. Vacuum Leaks: These can cause the engine to run poorly 

4. Spark Plug Problems: These occur when the spark plugs are fouled or worn out.5. Transmission Issues: These occur due to a lapse in transmission.

Check out Golf Cart Battery Charging Tips to learn how to extend your cart’s battery life.

Can the Accelerator Pedal be Adjusted?

Yes, of course! The accelerator pedal can be adjusted. These adjustments may include those made to the height and position of the pedal to guarantee a comfortable and safe driving experience. 


Club Car Accelerator Adjustment is an effective way to enhance your club car’s performance. 

These adjustments, alongside the troubleshooting guide in this article, will make using your club car more effortless and less stressful both on and off course.

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