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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: 2 years ago.
Category: Small Engine
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
So when you press the gas pedal it doesn't go forward with out pushing the cart
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Is this having to do with a choke?
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 2 years ago.
Two cycle engine? Is this new problem, or did you buy it like this?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Bought it. The guy said it started last year so he bought a new one. Real descent people
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years ago.
Sorry it just started the delay
You kinda of need to push it to start going forward
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 2 years ago.
Loosen the exhaust pipe and see if it runs better.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 2 years ago.
On two cycle, exhaust can be plugged.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
OK. But wouldn't it run crappy in reverse too. It takes off great in reverse
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 2 years ago.
Two cycle engine is weird, I would try it!
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I know right
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 2 years ago.
I assume it does start in forward?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Yes,
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 2 years ago.
Just does not get any rpm, to get cart moving/
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Yes
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
But only in forward
Customer: replied 2 years 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 2 years ago.
!! ok!