I have been trying to find out some things about a wet brake...… I was going to see if I could adjust the cables on my 09 grizzly 350 because the hand brake was locked up and wouldn't move and the foot brake had nothing not even and resistance, like it was broke, so when starting the task I noticed this …(pic).
$#!t …. looks like I'll be pulling the diff this winter, gotta at least get some riding time this summer
….. So I investigated a little more and it appears as though the foot brake is not broke and I can't adjust it any more its just that loose. Then move to the hand brake, and it is adjust so far it cant move. so I crank the adjuster out and nothing lever stays where it is and even after trying to push or pull on the lever. it does not move.
Before you ask I do have a service manual, the one from tradebits, and I have looked it over many times and maybe I am missing it but ….
When servicing the wet brake I don't see anything on how to position the lever on the splined shaft it just says remove and install. So here is one question I have, if my cables are loose could I remove the bolt in the lever and "re-clock" it so the cables are able to be adjusted properly? Now before we get too far here is my thinking. Some "mechanics" out there who say "who needs a manual... I can adjust brakes" might try and move this lever, trust me I have to explain to the public about working on theirs cars or tricking their trucks out, so I know it can happen. I don't think this lever would need to be removed when replacing the brake pads and shims, looks to me like it could remain in its place. Maybe some one could correct me on this but that's how I see it in the diagrams. It looks like when reassembling you would have the cam plate in, balls behind it, actuated by the stud with the splines on it sticking out of the diff and then install the lever on the splines after installing the diff in the quad and installing the lever so the cables can be adjusted. but if some knucklehead moved the lever maybe my brakes are not shot!!!
Thought maybe the cables are just stretched also but at this point I'm game for any ideas or thoughts.
I have also thought maybe the cables are just stretched, they move in the sleeve, they are not "froze".