How to Replace Brakes on a Golf Car

By Jackson Lewis

Golf cars have been in use since after World War II to help golfers get around golf courses. Similar to a car, a golf car you will eventually have to replace the brakes on the vehicle. Golf cars use a break pad on rotor system that is just a smaller version of what is installed on your vehicle. When the brake pads on your golf car are worn down, they will make a loud, audible noise indicating that they require replacement.


Difficulty: Moderately Challenging
Step 1
Park your golf car on a level surface and use the 2-ton floor jack to lift the golf car into the air. You will want to make sure that the car is raised high enough to completely remove the wheels, but not so tall that the car is not secure.
Step 2
Remove the lug nuts from each golf car wheel and set the wheel to the side when removed. Then, remove the brake drums so that you can access the brake pads.
Step 3
Take off the brake pad clips for the pads on each wheel. The clips may require force to remove if they have any corrosion or grit built up around the clip.
Step 4
Remove the worn-out brake pads. Coat the interior of each of your replacement brake pads and insert them on each wheel axle. Once in place, secure the new brake pads with the brake clips.
Step 5
Put the wheels back on your golf car and re-install the lug nuts. After you lower the car to the ground, drive the golf car at slow speeds to test the new brake installation.

About The Author

Based in Memphis, Jackson Lewis has been writing on technology-related material for 10 years with a recent emphasis on golf and other sports. He has been freelance writing for Demand Media since 2008. Lewis holds a Master of Science in computer science from the United States Naval Postgraduate School.

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