Yamaha G1 Golf Cart Problem Starting In Reverse

vernon lunceford

New Member
I have a Yamaha G1 golf cart not sure of the year, 79-82 I think. The problem is starting in reverse it starts fine in forward but in reverse it sounds is if the battery is about dead. Do you think it's a solenoid or maybe something in the starter?


Sorry you didn't get a answer on this but did you ever figure out the what the problem was? Welcome to the forum. :hattip:


I would say your problem is in the reversing solenoid / solenoids . there are 2 of them together on the rear passenger fender area. they reverse the polarity on the starter. look for bad connections and check for voltage drops when cranking. May have bad contacts internal. These are hard to find for replacement.