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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-25-2010, 08:54 AM Thread Starter
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I have a 2008 650 Prowler a year old now, and just lately have experienced a rattling sound when applying the brakes. Not sure what the case is but it seems that the rear brake is initiating the noise to the transmition.
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-25-2010, 10:09 PM
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I think somebody on here has stated that this is caused by a warped brake disc on the rear.

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I know what noise your are talking about. I was told that it was the brake rotor also. I changed the brake rotor and the brake pads. no change in the noise. I spun the drive shaft back and forth by hand and can hear the noise from the shaft. I don't know yet what the cause is???? trying to figure that out....
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I've also heard it could be the belt slapping around when hard on the brakes. Your new rotor may not be true either. You may have to have it turned on a lathe to be certain.

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I did check the rotor (put on a solid level surface) and it was flat. I checked the wear pattern and it looks even. funny thing is I tried replicating the noise in reverse and it does not happen.?????
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This is a normal thing. If you break hard and have the tires starting to lock up then you will hear this noise. All our quads do it and so does my prowler. If its under normal breaking then I can help you.
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most of that noise is coming from the bevel(transfer)gears due to the clearance between the gears causing a chatter noise.diassembling the entire eng and shimming these gears tighter will greatly lessen the noise.it will not remove it completely because of all the other transmission gears involved and their clearances.if you ever have these bevel gears fail,and they occasionally do,have them shimmed to the tight end of the range.they always seem to be on the loose end.
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I may seem to come from the engine but i`m not sure since the brake shoes are making the same noise when thinkered with. Now to say the thruth the sound only appears when I slighly apply the brakes forward or reverse. sound will stop when hit hard or appling the gas and brake toghether. Wonder
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most of that noise is coming from the bevel(transfer)gears due to the clearance between the gears causing a chatter noise.diassembling the entire eng and shimming these gears tighter will greatly lessen the noise.it will not remove it completely because of all the other transmission gears involved and their clearances.if you ever have these bevel gears fail,and they occasionally do,have them shimmed to the tight end of the range.they always seem to be on the loose end.
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i may seem to come from the engine but i`m not sure since the brake shoes are making the same noise when thinkered with. Now to say the thruth the sound only appears when i slighly apply the brakes forward or reverse. Sound will stop when hit hard or appling the gas and brake toghether. Wonder
the noise stops if you hit the brakes while appling throttle because you are loading the gears with eng power,the gears only make noise when they are unloaded thus allowing them the freedom to rattle against each other.
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The rattle is there regardless if I am going fast or slow. It is worse when going fast and braking then when at slower speeds. I think I will bring it in to the dealer to have the gears checked. I do have extended warranty but don't know if it will cover that??? I know it will probably not hurt anything to drive it that way, but it is annoying.

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