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1988 ezgo marathon gas golf cart when in reverse and engages

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1988 ezgo marathon gas golf cart when in reverse and engages quickly and moves fast but to go forward it bogs down and it needs to go anywhere
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
So when you press the gas pedal it doesn't go forward with out pushing the cart
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Is this having to do with a choke?
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
Two cycle engine? Is this new problem, or did you buy it like this?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Bought it. The guy said it started last year so he bought a new one. Real descent people
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
Two cycle engine has to run backwards for reverse. If piston is backwards, it does not get enough air to run with power.Do you know if piston has been out?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No I don't he has had it for ever, he just didn't want to mess with that so I bought it. it does really well in reverse. just stated the delay going forward when you press the Accelerator
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Sorry it just started the delay
You kinda of need to push it to start going forward
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
Loosen the exhaust pipe and see if it runs better.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
On two cycle, exhaust can be plugged.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
OK. But wouldn't it run crappy in reverse too. It takes off great in reverse
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
Two cycle engine is weird, I would try it!
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I know right
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
I assume it does start in forward?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Yes,
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
Just does not get any rpm, to get cart moving/
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Yes
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
But only in forward
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I'm a woman and well I could get away with going in reverse ever where. I don't want it the obvious that I'm crazy
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
!! ok!