EZGO Golf Cart No Spark

EZGO Golf Cart No Spark Issue: Troubleshooting & Fixes

Picture this: you’re all set to hit the links with your buddies, only to find out your trusty golf cart won’t start. Frustrating, right? I know I’ve been there.

I’m excited to share my recent experience with my EZGO golf cart and a pesky problem that had me scratching my head for a while – the no spark issue.

In this blog post, I’ll walk you through some troubleshooting steps to help you diagnose and fix the EZGO Golf Cart No Spark.

Troubleshooting EZGO Golf Cart No Spark

EZGO Golf Cart No Spark

Follow these steps to troubleshoot the EZGO golf cart no spark problem:

  1. Check the battery to ensure that it is not low or it does not have a weak connection. 
  2. Inspect the spark plug for any damage and fix or replace it if necessary.
  3. Inspect the ignition coil for fault or damage and repair or replace it where necessary. 
  4. Inspect the ignition switch for damage using a multimeter and repair or replace it if necessary.
  5. Check the wiring for any loose cables or connections and fasten every loose connection or cable. 

Check out this EZGO 2 Cycle Engine Diagram to understand how the engine works together to power your vehicle.

How to Fix EZGO Golf Cart No Spark?

How to fix EZGO Golf Cart No Spark

Follow these steps to fix the EZGO golf cart No spark issue:

1. Inspect the Battery

  1. Check your battery for frayed or loose connections and replace or tighten the cables.
  2. If there are no loose or frayed cables, check the battery for power with a voltmeter.
  3. If the battery is low, try charging it.
  4. If the battery does not take charge, check the battery charger for any fault or damage. 
  5. Disconnect the battery and try charging it with a car battery charger. 
  6. If it does not hold a charge then the problem is from the battery. 
  7. If your battery is over 3 years old, you may need to replace it. 

2. Inspect the Spark Plug

  1. Turn off the engine and wait for it to cool off.
  2. Disconnect the battery to prevent accidents.
  3. Locate the spark plug on the engine of your cart.
  4. Disconnect the spark plug from the ignition system. 
  5. Using a spark plug socket, remove the spark plug from the engine. 
  6. Inspect the old spark plug for damage. A damaged spark plug usually has a corroded tip or a tip covered in soot.
  7. If your spark plug is merely stained or dirty, clean it. 
  8. Replace the spark plug with a new and compatible one if damaged.
  9. Reconnect the new spark plug and start the engine to ensure it is in good condition. 

3. Inspect the Ignition Coil

  • Locate the ignition coil close to the engine. You can also consult the owner’s manual to know the exact position. 
  • Disconnect the battery to avoid any accident
  • Disconnect the cables connected to the ignition coil. 
  • Test the ignition coil for damage using a voltmeter and replace it with a new one if necessary.

4. Inspect the Ignition Switch

  • Locate the ignition switch using your owner’s manual.
  • Locate the red and black wires on the battery pack.
  • Connect the black wire to the negative terminal on the cart.
  • Connect the red wire to the neutral terminal on the cart.
  • Check the voltage of both wires, one is expected to have some voltage, the other is not.
  • Insert the key into the ignition and turn it on. If your ignition switch is faulty, the wire with no voltage will still not have any voltage. 
  • You will need to replace your ignition switch with a compatible one.
  • Disconnect your golf cart’s battery to avoid any accidents.
  • Locate the ignition switch on your golf cart. 
  • Unfasten the screws holding it in place and disconnect them from the wires.
  • Replace the old switch with a new one and fasten it. 
  • Test the new switch to ensure that it runs properly. 

5. Inspect the Wiring

  • Inspect the connections and wiring on your golf cart.
  • Fasten any loose cable and replace any frayed wire.

The above steps will help you fix any ignitor problem be it any EZGO golf cart model.

Possible Causes of No Spark in EZGO Golf Cart

Here are the possible causes of no spark in your EZGO golf cart: 

  • Faulty or damaged battery. 
  • Loose connections or frayed cables.
  • Dirty or damaged spark plug. 
  • Faulty ignition coil.
  • Faulty ignition Switch 

How to Carry out the EZGO Golf Cart Ignitor Test

To carry out an ignitor test on your EZGO golf cart, follow these easy steps: 

  1. Turn off your EZGO golf cart and remove the Key from the ignition. 
  2. Open the engine of your golf cart and locate the ignitor using your owner’s manual. 
  3. Find the connection point between the ignition and the pulsar.
  4. Put a voltmeter on the connector and start up your golf cart, putting it in the forward position. 
  5. Check the reading on the voltmeter, it should be about 20 ohms. 
  6. Place the voltmeter on the coil between the positive and negative terminals on your golf cart engine. 
  7. The reading on the voltmeter should be about 3-4 ohms. 

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EZGO Ignitor Wiring Diagram

This is the EZGO Ignitor Wiring Diagram:

EZGO ignitor wiring diagram

Check out this EZGO Ignition Switch Wiring Diagram to know more.

What Does the Igniter Do on An EZGO Golf Cart?

The igniter plays an essential role in enabling the engine of a gas golf cart to run correctly. 

It receives small signals sent by the pulsar, boosts it, and sends it to the ignition coil, which creates a spark that moves to the spark plug to ignite the engine. 

Check out this EZGO TXT Parts Diagram article to learn more about your TXT golf cart’s parts.


Here are some frequently asked questions on EZGO Golf Cart No Spark problem:

Why Is My Golf Cart Not Firing?

Your golf cart not firing may result from various issues such as ignition system issues, faulty batteries, lousy solenoids, bad cable connections, etc.

Where Is the Igniter on EZGo Golf Cart?

The igniter on the EZGO golf cart is usually located near the engine, under a covered bracket close to the ignition coil. 


Your EZGO not getting any spark may be caused by various factors. It is essential to know and recognize these factors to be able to troubleshoot them.

This article guides troubleshooting the EZGO golf cart with no spark problems to get that cart running correctly again.

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