How to Adjust the Brakes on My E-Z-GO Golf Cart

By Matthew Tom

The E-Z-GO golf cart is equipped with a mechanical rear drum braking system that adjusts automatically based on brake shoe wear. The brakes adjust while the golf cart is moving. If the brake shoes have worn down enough, the system will turn a notched or star wheel that pushes the brake shoes closer to the brake drums. Contact between the shoes and drums creates the stopping force.

Step 1

Get into the driver's seat of the golf cart.

Step 2

Accelerate to full speed. Make sure you have enough room.

Step 3

Press on the brake pedal to fully engage the braking system and then release the pedal before coming to a full stop. The golf cart must be moving for the braking system to adjust.


About the Author

Matthew Tom has worked in the newspaper industry, both in print and online, since 1997. He has edited for the "San Francisco Chronicle,", the "Industry Standard," the "Oakland Tribune" and the "Fresno Bee." Tom earned his B.S. in journalism at San Jose State University.

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