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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-21-2008, 02:59 PM Thread Starter
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Question Dumb Mistake

So i made a dumb mistake, and let some friends we were camping with take the Teryx for a spin (dumb...I know but I am trying to get them hooked) and they left the park brake on.

Now when i try hit the beast's park brake, it goes almost to the floor before it engages. And then it barely holds on.

What do i need to do to fix it?

Is it associated with the front, or rear brakes?
Is there an adjustment cable?


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My friend, I am not a mechanic, however, I have heard of this happening before. Your rear sealed wet brake is toast. You will need to have it replaced.

Sorry for the bad news...that brake is kinda out of site our of mind...I know I have forgot a few times, but never drove with it on. I am now in the habit of just pulling the lever as soon as I get in.




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Angry

AWE DAM.....

It is the Wet Brake?

That sucks.

Is that a do it yourself type job?

Any input anyone has would be great!

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I do not know how complex the job is to replace that wet brake.

Do you have access to a service manual?




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The first Teryx I drove was a test drive at the dealers. I was unhappy it did not preform better. At the end of the 'test'...discovered the emergency brake was on. I wonder who they sold that Teryx to?

I've been thinking of a light...a bright one....dead center in front of the steering wheel, since it's far to easy to leave it on. Just not sure how to hook up.

Somebody come up with the details on how to make that worth. I'm not smart enough. I think it would be a very worthwhile mod.
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just put a cover over the gear shifter that says"TURN OFF THE PARKING BRAKE",then when they turn it off they can flip the cover over and go to town!
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While yes these ideas can help in the future, problem right now is that he has a rear brake that is burned up. My friend, all you can do at this point is ask your friends, how good of friends are they




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good idea jcummins - I think the factory should make it so you can't shift out of N without releasing the parking brake. Rhino's are really bad for leaving the brakes on, with that tiny knob for a E-brake.
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What would be nice is if they made it like a golf cart. Once you step on the gas, the e-brake automatically releases.




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While it may be likely that the brake is "toast", maybe it's not. The cable adjustment is really easy to make, if your parking brake pushes all the way to the firewall.

Standing on the driver's side, tilt the bed backwards. With your left foot, push down the parking brake while looking under the bed and you will see what moves (I am tall). There is a thumbscrew adjustment to shorten the cable and it's easy to make once you've found it. I suggest you try it before replacing the wet brake entirely. You have my sympathy!
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