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Experience:  17+ yrs. shop and field experience with all major brands of heavy equipment and trucks - 1995 WyoTech graduate.
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Forklift does not go into reverse, C25CL, changed 3 diods

Customer Question

forklift does not go into reverse
JA: What is the complete model and serial number of your machine?
Customer: C25CL
JA: Are you fixing this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: changed 3 diods checked all fues
JA: Anything else you want the equipment mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no power to forward / reverse switch just forward side
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Industrial Equipment
Expert:  Wayne replied 6 months ago.

HI I'm Wayne

I will try to help you with this

if you use a jumper to reverse switch will it move ??

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
I have tried the jumper still no reverse
Expert:  Wayne replied 6 months ago.

Thank you for that

I will opt-out and send to another expert

Sorry I could not help


Expert:  Dan replied 6 months ago.

Hi my name is***** will be glad to try to help Do you just have forward speeds and no reverse or is there a problem in forward speeds as well? Check the oil and filter condition for metal/debris indicating an internal mechanical problem. If okay then test power in and out of the shift controller in each gear position and to the solenoids for a possible failed controller. If there is power there and no movement check the resistance of the solenoids to verify they are all in line with resistance values. If so the next step is to have the pressures tested and look further into an internal problem. Let me know

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
I have switched wires it will go into reverse it seems there is no power to the reverse side?
Expert:  Dan replied 6 months ago.

Thanks for the info... So if it will engage reverse powering the solenoid separately test the outputs of the shifter in each speed. If no power out in reverse you likely have a bad shifter.... Contacts are known to wear out.

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
no I have tested both
Expert:  Dan replied 6 months ago.

No there is no power out of the shifter? What about for forward?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
forward I have power and if I switch wires I have power for reverse
Expert:  Dan replied 6 months ago.

If you are testing right out of the shifter it means the shifter has failed

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