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Unread 12-04-2014, 06:43 PM   #1
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Default Hawk rear wheel cylinders and splined hub

so far this site has been better then the manufacturer for identification of my cart. i pulled the wheels and drums to inspect the brakes today,left rear wheel cylinder is shot and the hub splines are worn (didnt have locking nut).now the question is any ideas for replacements that arent selling for more then i paid for the utv??? thanks in advance
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Unread 12-04-2014, 09:47 PM   #2
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directparts.com ? I know they really know the truckster parts
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Unread 12-04-2014, 10:01 PM   #3
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i did find wheel cylinders for 20 a piece,which is the lowest price i have found. the hub is another story.... 240 bucks plus shipping. apparently i need the parts manual for this before i can get parts to make sure they will be correct. 74 bucks for a manual.... i havent found any free online manuals like i have for my tractors.
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Unread 12-05-2014, 12:50 PM   #4
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Go to the Jacobsen website www.jacobsen.com and search for your model number. Jacobsen owned Cushman during the 90's and they have many manuals available in pdf form available for free download. Their website is primarily intended to provide manuals for their agricultural equipment including Cushman, so if you don't find the manuals for your cart listed, a phone call to them may result in a photo copy of the needed manuals.

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Unread 12-05-2014, 07:50 PM   #5
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thanks charley,i will try that
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Unread 12-06-2014, 11:32 AM   #6
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I'm not sure about the rear axle in your golf cart, but in the 80's Trucksters the rear brake drums are very difficult to get off without damaging the threads on the end of the axle. There is a tool available that is essentially a thread protector, so you can strike a sharp blow on the end of the axle shaft to pop the brake drum off. It isn't very high tech, just a cylinder of steel with a threaded hole in one end so it screws onto the end of the axle. Directparts may have them, but I bought mine from Dennis Carpenter Cushman www.denniscarpentercushman.com . Dennis Carpenter specializes in restoration parts for the Cushman Scooters and Ford vehicles, but has some parts for other Cushman vehicles where the scooters, carts, and Trucksters shared the same parts. Brake cylinders, special tools, and many of the OMC 18 and 22 hp engine parts are available from them. Some models of forklifts also use the same brake parts as my truckster, so I was able to buy brake shoes, wheel cylinders, and a master cylinder through my local forklift repair shop. The rebuilding kits for my Truckster wheel cylinders are identical to early 70's Ford F100 pickup trucks, so I was able to rebuild my wheel cylinders with parts from the local auto parts store.

The DOT3 brake fluid that's used in these brake systems is alcohol based, so it readily absorbs water. Since the master cylinders are vented to the atmosphere, over time moisture in the air is absorbed into the brake fluid. When sufficient moisture has been absorbed, these brake systems begin to rust from the inside out. My only suggestion to avoid this is to replace the brake fluid every couple of years with new. An unvented master cylinder, like those in newer cars, that will work in my truckster doesn't seem to exist and the only other alternative that I've found would be to use DOT 5 brake fluid, which is silicone based, but using it would require complete removal of the DOT3 fluid from the brake system before the DOT5 could be put in, since they aren't compatible with each other. I decided that it was much easier to just replace the DOT3 fluid every couple of years than to try to completely remove the DOT3 fluid from my brake system.

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Unread 12-06-2014, 06:22 PM   #7
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actually the drums came off pretty easy,they are seperate from the hub. the brake lining fell off the metal part,and the left rear hub is broken. someone already buggered up the axle threads installing a sae nut on metric threads. i did get lucky and a gentleman who works for cushan emailed me the parts manual so at least now i have some numbers to look for.
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Unread 12-06-2014, 09:17 PM   #8
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i guess the 6 million dollar question is do i spend the money to fix the brakes and then the comex trans goes out,or do i come up with a replacement for the weak link rear axle???
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Unread 12-07-2014, 07:18 AM   #9
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Only you can decide that. I too have been spending a lot more than I expected to recondition my 87 Truckster, but once it's running the fun factor seems to make it all worth while.

Just remember, a cart is a hole, surrounded by pavement, into which you pour $$$$. If it's fun, it's worth it.

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Unread 12-07-2014, 08:22 AM   #10
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well a cart cant be as bad as a boat,lol. i was searching youtube this morning for insperation and came across a video where the rear axle was replaced with a go cart style axle usung a polaris quad transmission. getting ideas now....
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