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Old 04-03-2013, 04:33 PM   #1
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Default 1980 Club Car Gas won't move in reverse

We have a 1980 Club Car gas cart that will move forward with the lever in forward or neutral but it will not move in reverse.

We have replaced the micro switch but that has not cured the problem.

Any help on this?
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Old 04-04-2013, 06:00 AM   #2
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Default Re: 1980 Club Car Gas won't move in reverse

Sure it's an '80? I'm pretty sure Club Car didn't start making gas golf carts until 1984. There should be a serial number up under the glove box on the passenger side floorboard. It should start with "AGxxxxxx"

Have you looked at the lever on the transaxle to see if it's actually locking into reverse? If it's not you can get up under the axle and move it by hand into the reverse position. It sounds like something in your linkage may be messed up.
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Old 04-04-2013, 04:16 PM   #3
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Default Re: 1980 Club Car Gas won't move in reverse

You are correct it is a 1984 with serial number AG 844264560

We have checked the linkage and moved it all the way into reverse but the cams do not come together when the accelerator is pressed down.
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Old 04-04-2013, 04:44 PM   #4
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What do you mean by "the cams do not come together"?
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Old 04-05-2013, 06:36 AM   #5
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The clutch sheaves will not come together when the cart is in reverse and we increase the RPMs. The sheaves will come together when in forward and the cart moves fine but it will not move in reverse. We have gotten under the cart and manually moved the linkage so that it is engaged in reverse but cannot get it to move.
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Old 04-05-2013, 07:56 AM   #6
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You're talking about the sheaves on the drive clutch (motor clutch)? You're saying that when you are in FWD the sheaves comes together and the belt rises in the clutch as rpms increases; but when in reverse, the sheaves do not move in on the belt at all and the belt just hangs there? The motor only spins one way (CCW) whether you're in FWD or REV so I'm trying to figure out why it would only spool up in FWD. Can you move the driven clutch (axle clutch) by hand when in either FWD or REV?

Does your drive clutch look like this?

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Yes, the clutch photo you sent is the same as the cart we are working on.

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Old 04-08-2013, 10:45 AM   #9
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