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So tonight I set out to change the rear pads and rotor on my 07 660. I jacked up the rear and turned the wheel to see where the grinding was coming from. Sure enough it was the pad. I go to the driver's side to get a better view and notice that the wheel feels loose. I check lugs, they are tight. I look at the axle nut and it is loose. So loose that it appears to only have a few threads left until disaster. I couldn't seem to find a socket to fit it, so that will wait until tomorrow.
Back to the brake. I am assuming that the pad holding bolts are the two that face forward and need to be removed with an allen wrench. Well, they wont budge. So I sprayed them with liquid wrench. They are soaking, and I am now having a beer. This is pretty much just a story, but if someone could answer 3 questions that would be nice too.

What size socket fits the axle nut?
Why are the brake pad bolts so friggin tight? Is there a trick to breaking them loose?
I can't find an actual manual that I can download and print. UTVCrap used to have one. Wellers had one, and longtravelindustries has one I can look at, but not save or print. Any other suggestions? If someone has the PDF they would email to [email protected] that would be great.

Thanks,
Erik
 

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Erik,

Off the top of my head, I can't really give you any advice. I have a couple odd size sockets laying around..I know one is a 27, and one is a 32mm. One fits my R6 rear wheel axle nut, and I believe it also fits the axle nut on the Rhino. Wish I could remember which one it is though...for some reason I think its the 32mm(also translates to 1 1/4" standard)

I had a hell of a time the first time I changed the rear brakes on my rhino...took me every bit of two hours or more. Nothing would come loose, piston on caliper was seized and then I just couldn't get things back in place. And im not exactly mechanically retarded either...must have just been one of those days. I would rather replace an axle than replace brake pads.
 

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I don't remember what size that socket is, but I can tell you that I took the nut to my local OReilly's and found the axle nut socket I needed. Hope that helps.
 

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Mine was 32mm also. Good luck with the allen head bolts. I ended up drilling out 3 of the 8 pins on my 700. They absolutely wouldn't come out. Dumbass design!!! Make sure what ever you do put antiseize on them before you put them back in.
 

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I picked up the socket today. I haven't had another go at the caliper bolts yet. Maybe the grinding will knock down the edges on the pad and rotor and it will get quiter :)
 

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Rhino manual sent! When I got my pads off, I used one of the worn out pads to screw the brake caliper piston back in. Those allen head bolts suck! I've had to machine the front ones out before. Good luck man!
 
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