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Unread 06-22-2010, 09:01 PM   #1
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Default Brakes feel weak.. Please help..

Hi guys.. I have a 1990 ds Club Car 36 volt and the brakes are really weak. I replaced both brake cables but the brakes dont stop the car too well at all. Im not sure how much braking power I should have, but it sure seems like I should have more then I have. I looked at the shoes and all looks well. I do know that the parking brake doesnt work. Its missing a rod it looks like. Not sure if there is more to it then that. When I drive it and depress the brake really hard, it slows down very slowly. Is that normal? Thanks for all the help that u can give..
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Unread 06-22-2010, 09:30 PM   #2
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Default Re: Brakes feel weak.. Please help..

sounds like you may need to adjust the brakes.

Jack up the rear end.
remove both rear wheels.
at the top of the backing plate there is a small square "bolt".
Turn the "bolt" while slowly rotating the hub until you hear a light scraping sound.
repeat for second side.
replace wheels, lower car.
test drive.
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Unread 06-22-2010, 11:27 PM   #3
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Rabbitreborn,

Your exactly right!! I adjusted that small nut and that fixed it perfectly!! It stops on a dime now.. Thanks SOOOO much.. I am a past automechanic but have zero experience with golf carts. This place is great.. Thanks again..
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Unread 06-22-2010, 11:54 PM   #4
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thanks for posting results........and glad to hear it was an easy fix..........................
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Unread 06-23-2010, 12:46 AM   #5
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Default Re: Brakes feel weak.. Please help..

I too am glad to know the fix worked. Sorry if it sounded abrupt.... I sometimes lay things out in a linear fashion and then when going back to read it, I realize I stripped it of any emotion......

Seriously though, i am gald that worked out for you.
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