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Unread 11-18-2013, 09:04 AM   #1
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Default Problem with Brakes

Just got done lifting my 07 Precedent. Everything turned out good, but having problems with one thing. Whenever I push brake pedal, the brakes want to lock up. I checked when I installed lift to make sure that brake cables were not in a bind, and they still don't seem to be but like I said the brakes are wanting to grab. Even when I just try to barely ease the brakes on they lock up and the tires slide. But whenever I release brake they feel free like they are not dragging at all. Any ideas??
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Unread 11-18-2013, 10:54 AM   #2
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. . . left wheel or right wheel or both?
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Unread 11-18-2013, 11:26 AM   #3
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Get under the cart and tighten the crap out of the U-bolts holding the axle. Use a breaker bar on your ratchet if need be. Sounds like axle twist to me.
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Get under the cart and tighten the crap out of the U-bolts holding the axle. Use a breaker bar on your ratchet if need be. Sounds like axle twist to me.


Usually when this happens, it's the u-bolts that are loose.

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Unread 11-18-2013, 12:01 PM   #5
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Default Re: Problem with Brakes

And after you tighten the u-bolts, you might notice the brake pedal is low. When I lifted my Precedent, the cart would stop, but the pedal almost touched the floorboard.

I asked these fine folks for a fix, and learned I needed to adjust the brake cables under the floor mat. All is now good.
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Unread 11-18-2013, 01:35 PM   #6
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. . . could be experiencing the "short" cable after lifting cart . . I believe it is usually the drivers side . . that is why I asked if it was one wheel or both . .
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Unread 11-19-2013, 11:16 AM   #7
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Default Re: Problem with Brakes

Thanks for all the help. I am thinking that tightening up the U bolts may help. I did not put a whole lot of torque on them. I will try that first. I think it is both wheels, but not positive so I will check on that as well.
Thanks again guys. I will post some pics of my cart soon. Took it from stock to WOW in about 2 weeks.
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