EZGO TXT Governor Adjustment

The EZGO TXT is a popular golf cart model known for its reliability and ease of use. One of the key components of this vehicle is the governor, which controls the maximum speed of the cart. Adjusting the governor can help you achieve the desired speed and performance for your specific needs. In this guide, we will walk you through the process of adjusting the governor on an EZGO TXT golf cart.

Disclaimer: Adjusting the governor can potentially void the warranty on your golf cart and may lead to unsafe driving conditions. Proceed at your own risk and always consult your owner’s manual or a certified technician before making any adjustments to your golf cart.

Step-by-Step Guide to Adjusting the EZGO TXT Governor:

  1. Gather the necessary tools: Before you begin, ensure that you have the appropriate tools for the job. You will need a wrench, a pair of needle-nose pliers, and a flat-head screwdriver.
  2. Locate the governor: The governor is located near the rear of the cart, close to the engine. Look for a small black box with a cable running from it. This is the governor assembly.
  3. Disconnect the governor cable: Using the needle-nose pliers, carefully disconnect the cable from the governor assembly. Be sure not to damage the cable or the attachment points.
  4. Locate the adjustment screw: You should now be able to see a small screw on the side of the governor assembly. This is the adjustment screw.
  5. Adjust the governor screw: Using the flat-head screwdriver, turn the adjustment screw clockwise to increase the maximum speed or counterclockwise to decrease it. Make small adjustments, and be careful not to over-tighten the screw.
  6. Reconnect the governor cable: Once you have made the desired adjustments, reconnect the governor cable using the needle-nose pliers.
  7. Test the golf cart: Start the engine and test the golf cart to ensure that it is running at the desired speed. If necessary, make additional adjustments until you achieve the desired performance.
  8. Secure the governor assembly: Once you are satisfied with the governor adjustment, use the wrench to ensure that all bolts and connections are secure. This will help prevent the governor from shifting during use.


 Tools Required

WrenchUsed to loosen and tighten nuts and bolts
ScrewdriverUsed to adjust the governor screw
TachometerUsed to measure engine speed
PliersUsed to hold the governor linkage in place
GlovesUsed to protect hands from heat and debris


1Remove the governor cover
2Locate the governor linkage
3Loosen the governor nut
4Adjust the governor screw
5Tighten the governor nut

 Governor Screw Adjustment

Engine SpeedGovernor Screw Adjustment
LowTurn the screw clockwise
HighTurn the screw counterclockwise
NormalAdjust the screw until the desired speed is reached


Engine is running too fastAdjust the governor screw
Engine is running too slowAdjust the governor screw
Governor is not respondingCheck the linkage for damage or wear
Engine is sputteringCheck the carburetor for blockages
Governor cover is damagedReplace the cover

 Safety Precautions

Wear glovesProtect hands from heat and debris
Turn off enginePrevent accidental starts
Disconnect batteryPrevent electrical shocks
Keep work area cleanPrevent tripping hazards
Use proper toolsPrevent accidents and injuries

 Governor Types

Governor TypeDescription
MechanicalOperates by centrifugal force, linked to the carburetor throttle
ElectronicOperates by an electronic control module (ECM)
HybridCombines mechanical and electronic components
PneumaticOperates by air pressure, used in some industrial applications
HydraulicOperates by hydraulic pressure, used in heavy machinery

Governor Components

Governor CoverProtects the governor assembly
Governor LinkageConnects the governor to the carburetor
Governor NutSecures the governor linkage to the carburetor
Governor ScrewAdjusts the engine speed
Governor SpringHelps regulate the engine speed

Governor Settings

Idle SpeedThe minimum engine speed when the throttle is released
High SpeedThe maximum engine speed when the throttle is fully open
Normal SpeedThe engine speed when the throttle is partially open
RPM RangeThe range of engine speeds allowed by the governor
Response TimeThe time it takes for the governor to adjust the engine speed

Governor Maintenance

Clean Governor LinkageRemove dirt and debris to prevent wear and tear
Lubricate Governor LinkageApply lubricant to prevent rust and corrosion
Check Governor Spring TensionEnsure the spring is properly tensioned for accurate speed regulation
Inspect Governor CoverCheck for damage or wear and replace if necessary
Verify Governor SettingsPeriodically check and adjust governor settings as needed

Common Symptoms

Engine OverspeedEngine runs too fast, possibly causing damage or safety concerns
Engine UnderspeedEngine runs too slow, possibly causing poor performance or stalling
Engine HesitationEngine hesitates or stumbles, indicating an issue with the governor or carburetor
Engine RacingEngine races or surges, indicating an issue with the governor or carburetor
Engine FailureEngine fails to start or run, indicating an issue with the governor or other components


Adjusting the governor on your EZGO TXT golf cart can help you achieve the desired speed and performance. Be sure to follow this step-by-step guide and consult your owner’s manual or a certified technician if you have any questions or concerns. Remember, always prioritize safety when making adjustments to your golf cart, and avoid making changes that could lead to unsafe driving conditions.


  • Ray Barnes

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