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1999 polaris xplorer 400 no rear brakes

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HEY ALL, NEW TO THE SITE..MY POLARIS XPLORER 400 REAR BRAKES WONT WORK...JUST FILLED WITH FLUID BUT STILL NOTHING...I PURCHASED THE QUAD USED RECENTLY AND GOT A DECENT DEAL ON IT... I OPENED UP THE BRAKE FLUID RESEVOIR AND REALIZED IT WAS COMPLETELY EMPTY. WHEN i RODE IT I REALIZED THAT THE FOOT PEDAL HAD ABSOLUTELY NO FUNCTION AT ALL. YOU CAN PUSH IT ALL THE WAY TO THE FLOOR BOARD AND THE QUAD STILL DOESNT EVEN THINK OF SLOWING DOWN. IM THINKING PADS BUT NOT ENTIRLY SURE JUST THOUGHT ID GET ANOTHER OPINION...THANKS IN ADVANCE

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Brakes need to be bled, get a cheap brake bleeder kit from a place like harbor frieght, it will make the process much easier. I made my own vacuum bleeder with a meat injector syringe and a piece of fuel hose. This kit will work well, but I think they have less expensive ones. Or, you could just do it the old fashioned way and pump the brake pedal, hold it and open the bleeder nut, and repeat, over and over and over and over........

Brake Bleeder and Vacuum Pump Kit

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all brakes work off the one handle bar lever (at least on 2001/2002). my foot lever has never worked either and I bought mine new in 2001. If the rear brake does not work when you squeeze the handlebar brake lever then your piston must be stuck.

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