Air brake system slack adjustment
It is a known thing that your brake system may eventually need adjustment. You know this when the car doesn’t stop as it used to. Follow these steps:
- You have to remember or note down the brake chamber you work on because they have own brake push-rod stroke limitations.
- Locate the slack adjuster nut and an appropriate wrench to adjust it.
- Now you have to turn the adjuster and make sure it’s in the right direction. You shouldn’t see free play on the wheels
- While tightening in a counterclockwise direction check the brake drum and brake shoes not to touch. Stop at that moment.
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