Need your HELP or INPUT! Brake Question
So I finally took my '06 Prowler on a real ride for the first time since my ownership. Past summary is I rebuilt the motor due to broken bevel gears from the previous owner, tore apart the front and rear differentials to replace seals, and replaced the rear brake pads. So needless to say I was finally happy to get it out and see what it would do. But I was sensitive to every noise this thing made due to all the repairs I put into it.
So there were two noises it was making that disturbed me. It was making a clicking noise while driving, and a kind of clattering noise when I braked sometimes. Despite these noises it seemed to drive really well. So the first thing I did when I got home was put the back on jackstands and proceeded to drive and spin the tires. The clicking noise appears to be coming from the rear brake pads. I noticed it chattering back and forth when I was spinning the tires. The previous pads I replaced did seem to have uneven wear. Although it doesn't necessarily look like it, maybe the rotor is warped.
But here is the thing. I can reach down and jostle the brake pad by hand. That doesn't seem right. Pads are installed correctly. Do those sleeves they slide on wear out? Can you guys reach down and jockey your rear pads by hand? I'm worried that if the pads can be moved by hand that they will just rattle even if I replace the rotor. Do I likely need a new rear caliper as well? Any input from the more experienced owners is appreciated.
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-1999 Polaris Sportsman 500 ATV
-2006 AC Prowler 650XT (SOLD)-- updated bevel gears, updated oil pump driven gear, 4 wheel disc brakes, line lock E-brake, Papa Slap clutch, Xentec HID's, Dynatek CDI, Warn skid plates, Intellitronix gauges, 2010 intake/cvt duct work and dust shield, RZR seats, Bestop folding windshield, full cab kit, rear cage and rear seats (4 seater)
Last edited by out west; 08-06-2012 at 03:42 PM.