I replaced the ignition switch on the golf cart. I had forward and reverse and everything was fine. I let the motor warm up with the switch in reverse and the motor died. Starter will not turn over in reverse, but cart will run fine in forward. Does anybody know what size diodes are supposed to be used on the cart, plus the direction that they are to face. There is one on the f/r switch and two diodes on the starter/generator. I believe that the cart is a 1984 Columbia Par-Car. The VIN number on the cart is 3B 11366 C4
Is there anyway to convert the golf cart over with solenoids running to take the load off of the switch ? All the generator wires connect to the switch and puts all the load on this switch. Is this a common problem ?
The cart had been running fine in forward and reverse for a couple of weeks, until I let the engine idle in reverse and the motor died just as if you shut off the switch.
Any help would be appreciated very much.