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Unread 09-06-2008, 11:59 AM   #1
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Default 2005 EzGo Electric brakes weak

I recently purchased a 2005 EZ GO and I really am glad I picked this cart instead of a gas four wheeler. I have a couple of issues but the one that concerns me the most is the brakes. They require a great amount of pushing on the pedal to getting it slowed and stopped. This cart was retired this year from a country club and don't know much more than that.
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Unread 09-07-2008, 11:07 PM   #2
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Default Re: 2005 EzGo Electric brakes weak

i own 4 western [ezgo elec] carts and they all have terrible brakes, i have tried replacing cables, drums, backing plates & linings and this will work for about 6 months. the brakes are just to small for the weight. i have found that the drums & linings get very glazed so 1 pull the drum, reverse it on the shaft, put it in forward [only the one side jacked up and block the wheels} have someone step on throttle and hold very rough emery paper on drum & rough it up, also rough up linings. this will also work for about 6 months.
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Unread 09-08-2008, 09:21 PM   #3
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Default Re: 2005 EzGo Electric brakes weak

I have a '97 Fleet and have gone over the brakes thoroughly. They will lock-up on command. It CAN be done.
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Unread 09-08-2008, 09:27 PM   #4
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Default Re: 2005 EzGo Electric brakes weak

Gornoman,
So how can it be done??
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Unread 09-09-2008, 10:19 AM   #5
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Default Re: 2005 EzGo Electric brakes weak

Please tell us, I practically dont have any brakes anymore.
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Unread 09-09-2008, 10:22 AM   #6
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Cool Re: 2005 EzGo Electric brakes weak

What worked for me was to adjust them out by hand to the point where you have just a little drag on the drums. After that adjust the cables. If your shoes are worn out, install new ones first.

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Default Re: 2005 EzGo Electric brakes weak

Welcome to the forum Tom Hopkins.............
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Unread 09-09-2008, 08:46 PM   #8
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Default Re: 2005 EzGo Electric brakes weak

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So how can it be done??
I start by taking it all apart and cleaning everything with brake cleaner and a brush. Any points that move metal-on-metal get wire-wheeled nice and shiny, then a light coating of white lithium grease. Reassemble and adjust shoes (with the cables unattached) till there is slight rubbing when turning the hub by hand. Do not back off.
Brakes are now adjusted and you need to go after the cables. If they are old and dry you can try to salvage them by removing the cables from the cart and hanging them vertically in the garage. Try and get some oil down into the casings while sliding them up and down along the cables. Make sure no one is watching from behind because you will look pretty silly. If the cables cannot be freed up, replace them. Back off the main nut on the actuator rod so you can install the cables without tension on the brakes. Now you can draw that rod together to take up the slack. This has worked on every E-Z-Go I have helped on up at the campground.
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Unread 09-09-2008, 09:49 PM   #9
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Default Re: 2005 EzGo Electric brakes weak

Exactly what I was looking for. Thanks
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Unread 09-10-2008, 11:23 AM   #10
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Default Re: 2005 EzGo Electric brakes weak

Look here for a brake job I did on my cart. It has pictures and everything. It's a stickey on the front page of Ezgo up top.

http://www.buggiesgonewild.com/elect...go-brakes.html
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