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Unread 05-25-2012, 09:41 AM   #1
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I have a 1999 club car DS. I am trying to replace the brakes. Is there a trick to removing the snap ring from the axle tube so I can remove the axle? I can squeeze it together, but it won't slip off.
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Unread 05-25-2012, 09:49 AM   #2
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It is a pain in the $$$....... Just be sure you have great snap ring pliers. I tried using a cheap pair from harbor freight and wasted a couple hours cussing - then went and got a better plier and they came out easily.
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Unread 05-25-2012, 10:05 AM   #3
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Ran into the same problem on my 94 ds. You have to have 90 degree bits to get in there. It took longer but the brakes can be done without removing the axle. Have plenty of patience and a few beers won't hurt either.
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Unread 05-25-2012, 12:30 PM   #4
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i might be wrong but isn,t there a c-clip in the rear end that holds axle in?? you may want to check into it.......................................
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Unread 05-25-2012, 03:08 PM   #5
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You don't have to remove the snap ring to change the brakes.
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I have given up on the snap ring. I will try to just change the brakes. Any trick to doing that?
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Unread 05-25-2012, 07:05 PM   #7
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I have given up on the snap ring. I will try to just change the brakes. Any trick to doing that?
All you need is a flat head screwdriver, a rag, and a can of WD40.

Release both clips with the screwdriver. Remove the brakes. Clean the slider with WD. Lube adjuster with WD40 and run it all the way in. Wipe slider clean with rag. Re-install adjuster. Position TOP spring on shoes and "Hang" them on the axle. Position lower spring and snap shoes into place in the following order..... Front Top, Front Bottom, Rear Top, Rear Bottom. Re-install clips. You're done.
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A great thanks to TahoeDawgZ71. Your advice and instructions worked very well! The hardest part was getting the clips back on. There isn't much room there. I guess experience beats manuals every time.
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A great thanks to TahoeDawgZ71. Your advice and instructions worked very well! The hardest part was getting the clips back on. There isn't much room there. I guess experience beats manuals every time.
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