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Old 06-02-2011, 11:07 AM   #1
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Foot Brake no resistance

Ok so I have been out only a couple of times this year. The first few times there seemed to be at least little resistance when applying the foot brake. Hand brakes work great. Usually I only use the foot brake when starting the vehichle in High or Low. I use it to change from High to Low to Neutral to Reverse. Not sure if it is needed for changing between the gears but I do it anyway. Could this be just a worn brake pad or am I possibly looking at something more extensive that could be wrong? Shouldn't I have at least the ability to slow the machine down when applying the foot brake?
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Ok so I have been out only a couple of times this year. The first few times there seemed to be at least little resistance when applying the foot brake. Hand brakes work great. Usually I only use the foot brake when starting the vehichle in High or Low. I use it to change from High to Low to Neutral to Reverse. Not sure if it is needed for changing between the gears but I do it anyway. Could this be just a worn brake pad or am I possibly looking at something more extensive that could be wrong? Shouldn't I have at least the ability to slow the machine down when applying the foot brake?
Measure your pad first.Manual says no less than 1mm
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I will measure the pad and check if there is fluid in the master cylinder. I really hope it isn't a big deal. I can't imagine changing the brakes on one of these machines is too difficult.
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I will measure the pad and check if there is fluid in the master cylinder. I really hope it isn't a big deal. I can't imagine changing the brakes on one of these machines is too difficult.
very very simple. www.mymowerparts.com free downloadable manual
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Thanks for the link. I figure I have been changing brakes on my cars and trucks for the last 15 years so it can be too different.
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The foot operated brake is an assist to the hand brake.
I wouldn't waste too much time or money on trying to get them to work good. They are so small that over use of them and your back to a glazed pad and there worthless again.
The only time I use mine is when I need to stop fast, then I use both foot and hand at the same time. Other than that, I never use them.
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So I popped off the seat and opened the resevoir for what I assume is the rear brake. I could not see any fluid. I plan to put in some new fluid and check for any leeks. If I am lucky, I won't have to replace any parts.
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I'm not sure about the 06's but my resevoir on my 04 is mounted on the frame rail at the front of the rear right fender, chances are you have a leak, if its the line leaking your in luck thats the cheapest brake line on a cat to get, should be about $50 from the stealer, or you can order that one from

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if its your cylinder, personally i just took mine off and threw it in the parts box... shed the dead weight and have a fancy pedal that operates a nice flashy red light now lol.. i always hear dirtbikers dropping gears behind me cause the pedal rattles off the sensor

brake pads are easy as pie, make sure your pins arent toast, and if they are even slightly bent order new ones,
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