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Reliance Starter Generator - For Yamaha (Models G2/G8/G9/G11/G14)

BuggiesUnlimited; 687;
$181.95 (You Save: 33%)
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Item Description

This Buggies Unlimited OEM replacement part has been developed to meet or even exceed the manufacturer's original equipment specifications.


  • Fits Yamaha Gas Models G2/G8/G9/G11/G14
  • Pulley Included
  • Replaces OEM# J38-81100-11 and J38-81160-10
1993-2001 G11 - Gas, 1995-1996 G14 - Gas, 1985-1991 G2 - Gas, 1990-1994 G8 - Gas, 1991-1995 G9 - Gas

Questions & Answers

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will this starter fit a 1999 yamaha gas cart?
Bills on Aug 2, 2019
BEST ANSWER: It should; mine is a 1996 G8 and I have neighbors with newer models that it will fit also. Be sure to examine the pictures; make sure the wires line up. Takes about 30 minutes or so to change out.
A few weeks ago I had just the click when depressing the gas, pulled the battery and fully charged it. After replacing the battery oil light on first click lights and reverse buzzer works but now not even a click, totally nothing. Can I test voltage on the starter leads to verify the starter is bad prior to ordering a new one ?
JZilavy on Jun 26, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes, measure the voltage from the positive battery terminal to the positive side of the starter solenoid. Then with the key one, measure the positive and negative terminals on the solenoid to make sure it is passing power to each terminal. Then measure the voltage from the solenoid to the starter. May want to look up how to test a solenoid online to see how it is done.

Second, bench test the starter. Disconnect the positive cable going to the starter motor. Using a pair of jumper cables, connect the negative end to the metal casting on the starter. Next, connect the positive and negative cable to a good known battery. Then you can touch the positive end of the jumper cable to the terminal on the starter motor. You may have to connect it a few times, it may spark but that’s normal. If the motor doesn’t turn over at all, then that’s the issue. If it does, the starter solenoid is more than likely the issue. Hope that helps.
how can you tell if your starter is going out on a yamaha gas cart?
Buddy H on Apr 2, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Often, it will appear that your battery is weak; you may hear a clicking sound when you attempt to start the vehicle. But most probably, it will appear the starter is dead; there will be no activity. You can try tapping the side of the starter with a small hammer of wrench; this will often cause starter to engage. This usually indicates a brush problem, which is fairly common to these replacement starters. Brushes are not expensive, but you will have to remove the starter to replace them. If you have the mechanical skills, this is not difficult.

When replacing the starter, be sure to label where wires go; it is easy to get them mixed up.

Repair shops are usually not real keen on rewiring starters, so your best bet is to buy a new one.

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Golf Cart
Yamaha G2 (1)
Yamaha G8 (1)
Yamaha G9 (1)
Golf Cart
Yamaha G9
April 15, 2020
2 months ago
Golf Cart
Yamaha G2
Works real good glad I bought this
March 23, 2020
2 months ago
Golf Cart
Yamaha G8
Great Starter Generator
Everything works just like new Very Happy to Play again
August 1, 2019
10 months ago
Great product
Fit perfectly, works great, prompt shipping. Thanks!
June 2, 2019
1 year ago
as described
called in to place order the customer service was awesome the past is as described bolted right up no issues shipping was fast considering the weight of the item
May 8, 2019
1 year ago
easy order, easy install
part working well
December 31, 2018
1 year ago
Fit perfectly
Ordered this starter/gen for my cart as I was having trouble getting it started. Great price and worked great. Problem solved. Highly recommend
November 7, 2018
1 year ago
Great product
Fit perfect and runs great
October 9, 2018
1 year ago
I repaired my golf cart
I am a mechanic, so I tried to fix the cart myself, and I did. Thanks, I will call when I need any more parts.
October 6, 2018
1 year ago
Works great
May 30, 2018
over 2 years ago