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Unread 08-17-2013, 08:21 AM   #1
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My brakes has started grabbing really bad. I pulled the hubs off to inspect them but I couldn't see anything wrong. I can stomp the brake peddle and it seems to stop the grabbing for a short while but it does start grabbing again. My cart is a 2003 DS iq cart. It still looks like I have plenty of pad left on the shoe. I have a left kit installed, I didn't know if that had anything to do with it. The brakes are clean, I've not been in any mud or water. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Greg
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Unread 08-17-2013, 10:43 AM   #2
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Default Re: Brakes Grabbing

Sounds like axle twist, a common problem with lifted carts. This is where the axle rotates a little due to loosening of the U bolts and causes the brake cables to be tighter than they should, resulting in grabbing.
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Unread 08-17-2013, 04:10 PM   #3
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So, I need to check and see if my u-bolts needs to be retighten. If they are tight, what would I need to do next? Get longer brake cables or extensions?
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Unread 08-17-2013, 05:52 PM   #4
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Default Re: Brakes Grabbing

yes, check for axle twist and also remove the brake cable "clips" that hold up the brake cable on each side of the rear, just under the front of the rear springs, at the spring eye.
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Default Re: Brakes Grabbing

An easier way to take care of grabbing brakes after a lift kit is installed is actually twist the axle backward. This will loosen the drivers side cable enough to stop the "pulsing" of the brakes resulting in the drivers side locking up. It is done by loosening the u-bolts ( all 8 nuts ) and tightening the forward nuts more than the rear. This will tip the axle back, loosening the brake cable. If your lift kit only has 2 nuts per side this won't work for you. The only other option is to buy a passenger brake cable and use it on the drivers side since it is longer. Both of these we do when we do lift kit installs. More of the axle tip than the cable replacement since the tipping of the axle fixes the issue nearly every time.
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Unread 08-17-2013, 10:11 PM   #6
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Thanks for the info guy's. you all have been a great help.
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