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Unread 04-25-2012, 09:49 PM   #1
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I noticed that my new IQ DS has much stiffer brakes than my old 1996 series DS. Are they supposed to be this way? On my 96 there was a bout an inch of play until you actually started braking. On my new DS, there is no play- right when you touch the pedal you are applying the brakes. Let me know if this is supposed to be this way. Thanks!
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Unread 04-25-2012, 09:54 PM   #2
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Default Re: Firm Brakes

Mine were tight like that and ruined the brake shoes. Had to replace them. Also made the cart seem slow. Going up hill was even worse.
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Unread 04-26-2012, 01:26 AM   #3
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Not sure about the newer ones, but on my 87 ds there is an adjustment bolt on the back of the drum plate.
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. . should be 1/4 to 1/2" of pedal travel prior to brakes engaging . . . brake equalizer cable under vehicle is where this is accomplished . . .
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Unread 04-26-2012, 07:53 AM   #5
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Default Re: Firm Brakes

There should be 1/4" to 1/2" "free play" on your pedal before the brakes actuate,
I adjusted mine about as tight as your experiencing, and it was difficult to set the hill (parking) brake,
and it was tiring on my chin muscles during cart parades!

I backed mine off for a 1/4" free play and haven't had problems since!



Darn it!!!! Steve beat me to it!
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Unread 04-26-2012, 08:45 AM   #6
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Ok thanks guys I'll try that when I get home.
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