Brakes squeaking/squealing during slow stops

» Site Navigation
Home Page The Villages Maps The Villages Activities The Villages Clubs The Villages Book Healthcare Rentals Real Estate Section Classified Section The Villages Directory Home Improvement Site Guidelines Advertising Info Register Now Video Tutorials Frequently Asked Questions
» Newsletter Signup
» Premium Tower
» Advertisements
» Trending News
» Tower Sponsors




















» Premium Sponsors
» Banner Sponsors
» Advertisements
Closed Thread
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 03-21-2020, 02:29 PM
lrvalley lrvalley is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 132
Thanks: 0
Thanked 59 Times in 33 Posts
Default Brakes squeaking/squealing during slow stops

I have a Yamaha 2017 Drive 2 cart I recently purchased. The brakes make a squeaky/squealing noise when braking at low speeds. Is there a way to stop this? Do I need to replace the brake pads? If so, do they make different types - i.e. ceramic pads reduce dust and noise on a car.
  #2  
Old 03-23-2020, 04:41 PM
Topspinmo's Avatar
Topspinmo Topspinmo is offline
Sage
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Oregon Mo. St Joesph mo, ft worth tx, Omaha neb., upper heyford UK, Clovis NM, OKC.
Posts: 6,109
Thanks: 2,157
Thanked 1,081 Times in 538 Posts
Default

disk or drum brakes? If drum they just might be dirty from brake dust and just need cleaning? You will have to inspect them see what you find out? They may just be worn out? And pads need to be replaced?
  #3  
Old 03-23-2020, 05:21 PM
Sail41 Sail41 is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 160
Thanks: 6
Thanked 36 Times in 7 Posts
Default

My 2017 did the same thing. Drum Brakes = dust. Helps if when you wash your cart, spray the wheels from the inside. I think the 2017s are pretty close to lemons. At least in my case it is.
  #4  
Old 03-23-2020, 05:29 PM
dewilson58's Avatar
dewilson58 dewilson58 is offline
Sage
Join Date: May 2013
Location: South of 466a, if you don't like me.......I live in Orlando.
Posts: 6,322
Thanks: 257
Thanked 2,690 Times in 983 Posts
Default

Dust
__________________
Mr. Helpful (he'sssssss bac)
  #5  
Old 03-23-2020, 06:41 PM
tophcfa's Avatar
tophcfa tophcfa is offline
Soaring Eagle member
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Wherever I happen to be.
Posts: 2,175
Thanks: 855
Thanked 1,826 Times in 584 Posts
Default

Take off the tires and blow out the brakes with an air compressor.
  #6  
Old 03-23-2020, 10:29 PM
Topspinmo's Avatar
Topspinmo Topspinmo is offline
Sage
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Oregon Mo. St Joesph mo, ft worth tx, Omaha neb., upper heyford UK, Clovis NM, OKC.
Posts: 6,109
Thanks: 2,157
Thanked 1,081 Times in 538 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tophcfa View Post
Take off the tires and blow out the brakes with an air compressor.
Wear mask. Yep like you can find one of those
  #7  
Old 03-23-2020, 10:33 PM
Topspinmo's Avatar
Topspinmo Topspinmo is offline
Sage
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Oregon Mo. St Joesph mo, ft worth tx, Omaha neb., upper heyford UK, Clovis NM, OKC.
Posts: 6,109
Thanks: 2,157
Thanked 1,081 Times in 538 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sail41 View Post
My 2017 did the same thing. Drum Brakes = dust. Helps if when you wash your cart, spray the wheels from the inside. I think the 2017s are pretty close to lemons. At least in my case it is.
they put brakes back on outer axles, be thankful you don’t have ones the got internal brakes inside the transaxle. But, good thing the internal wet brakes last long, long, long time as long as you change the transaxle gear oil every 4 or so years depending on use.
  #8  
Old 03-24-2020, 05:55 AM
mrf6969 mrf6969 is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: here full time
Posts: 162
Thanks: 13
Thanked 121 Times in 34 Posts
Default

The rear drum breaks get a glaze built up on the pads at times. This may sound strange but if you drive in reverse about 10 mph and hit the brakes it will take some of the glaze off. You may have to do it 3-4 times but it does work.
  #9  
Old 03-24-2020, 06:02 AM
Topspinmo's Avatar
Topspinmo Topspinmo is offline
Sage
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Oregon Mo. St Joesph mo, ft worth tx, Omaha neb., upper heyford UK, Clovis NM, OKC.
Posts: 6,109
Thanks: 2,157
Thanked 1,081 Times in 538 Posts
Default

IMO as much as Yamaha golf cart costs it should have disk brakes on all 4 wheels.
  #10  
Old 03-24-2020, 06:04 AM
dewilson58's Avatar
dewilson58 dewilson58 is offline
Sage
Join Date: May 2013
Location: South of 466a, if you don't like me.......I live in Orlando.
Posts: 6,322
Thanks: 257
Thanked 2,690 Times in 983 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mrf6969 View Post
The rear drum breaks get a glaze built up on the pads at times. This may sound strange but if you drive in reverse about 10 mph and hit the brakes it will take some of the glaze off. You may have to do it 3-4 times but it does work.



Nope.


The glaze will come off my sanding/grinding it off or by heat.
__________________
Mr. Helpful (he'sssssss bac)
  #11  
Old 03-24-2020, 09:08 AM
leftyf leftyf is offline
Gold member
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 1,012
Thanks: 101
Thanked 70 Times in 33 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Topspinmo View Post
IMO as much as Yamaha golf cart costs it should have disk brakes on all 4 wheels.
ALL golf carts sold in The Villages should be required to have 4 wheel disc brakes.
  #12  
Old 03-24-2020, 12:25 PM
villagetinker's Avatar
villagetinker villagetinker is offline
Sage
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Village of Pinellas
Posts: 6,111
Thanks: 0
Thanked 761 Times in 359 Posts
Default

I also have a 2017 Yamaha with squealing brakes, I just took off the wheels and brakes, and yes there was some dust, put back together, and no noise....
__________________
Pennsylvania, for 60+ years, most recently, Allentown, now TV.
  #13  
Old 03-24-2020, 01:15 PM
tophcfa's Avatar
tophcfa tophcfa is offline
Soaring Eagle member
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Wherever I happen to be.
Posts: 2,175
Thanks: 855
Thanked 1,826 Times in 584 Posts
Default

It's part of the annual service that Todd Casey does on our golf carts for us. He, or one of his service technicians, takes off each wheel and blows out the brakes with an air compressor. I have watched them do it, and a lot of dust goes a flying.
  #14  
Old 03-31-2020, 12:19 PM
Topspinmo's Avatar
Topspinmo Topspinmo is offline
Sage
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Oregon Mo. St Joesph mo, ft worth tx, Omaha neb., upper heyford UK, Clovis NM, OKC.
Posts: 6,109
Thanks: 2,157
Thanked 1,081 Times in 538 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tophcfa View Post
It's part of the annual service that Todd Casey does on our golf carts for us. He, or one of his service technicians, takes off each wheel and blows out the brakes with an air compressor. I have watched them do it, and a lot of dust goes a flying.

I hope you’re was watching from distance and not down wind?
  #15  
Old 04-01-2020, 03:22 PM
KennyP KennyP is offline
Member
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 92
Thanks: 2
Thanked 16 Times in 7 Posts
Default

Improperly adjusted brakes will cause the pads to glaze and cause the noise. It can also cause the pads to wear more in a particular spot and cause more dust. Many times, just cleaning out the dust but not properly adjusting the brakes will cause the noise to return.
Closed Thread

Tags
brakes, pads, noise, make, replace

Thread Tools

You are viewing a new design of the TOTV site. Click here to revert to the old version.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:52 AM.