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Curtis B.
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Category: Small Engine
Satisfied Customers: 28059
Experience:  have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
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My name is ***** *****. I have a gas, ez go marathon, I'm

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My name is ***** *****. I have a gas, ez go marathon, I'm guessing early 80's, 2 stroke. The cart starts and runs fine in forward but does nothing when switched to reverse.
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: I have had the generator/starter rebuilt thinking that was the problem but made no difference. I took the forward reversing switch apart and saw nothing obvious with the contacts on it.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Does the starter/generator engage in reverse? If not the forward reverse switch is not making the correct connections for reverse. It can be removed and the contacts cleaned.

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Only thing that changes from forward to reverse is the f/r switch assembly , which reroutes the wiring for the starter/ generator.

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Scroll down the opening page of the link till you see the Gas Ezgo ignition check.

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Did you find problem?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have ordered new parts for the forward-reverse switch. I agree with you, I think it has to be the forward-reverse switch. The new parts should arrive any day now.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

OK<Let me know, thanks.