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Old 07-04-2018, 05:53 AM
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Originally Posted by adantessr View Post
The design of the self adjusters is such that just applying the brakes firmly when backing up will turn the adjuster one click at a time. No need to use park brake. Many people don't apply the brakes firmly enough when backing up for the adjusters to work properly. The shoes shift differently when applying the brakes after driving forward. The brakes will NOT over tighten them selves. The brakes shoes require a certain amount of movement for the adjusters to work. The best thing I have found to use for lubing the adjusters when servicing the brakes is synthetic grease. It won't wash off with water. Completely disassemble the adjuster and wire wheel the male threads and use generous amounts of synthetic grease on the male and female threads, and wife off excess after threading back together. Lube the non-threaded end also.
Thanks, that's some good information.
Are we getting a little confused here?!
" use generous amounts of synthetic grease on the male and female threads, and wife off excess after threading back together. Lube the non-threaded end also."
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