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Old 05-20-2009
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Default Brake Issue

Well I did it.

Took the coach out for the first run of spring, about 100 mi. Upon arrival, I notice the right front wheel was very hot. I suspect the brake has been dragging. Any suggestions.
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First back off the slack adjuster on that wheel. Then pull the wheel and drum and try greasing the S cam and slide points on the shoes. There may be a zerk on the bar that is attached to the S cam on the backside of the backing plate. If so, grease it too. Try to move everything as much as you can while you're there. THen put the drum back on and readjust the slack adjuster. Have somebody apply the brakes while you're at the drum and when the let off, the drum should start to move freely. If not, somehting is hanging up and you'll have ot figure out what it is and go from there.

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Well, it looks like I need service chambers for the front. Does anyone know the part number and a good source?
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Any heavy truck parts house should have them in stock. Just take one in with you and they will be able to match it up for you. You can try Truck Centers Inc (TCI) Morris, IL (815) 941-9305 ask for Rob or Brian. How did you determine that the service chambers require replacement? Are they rusted out?
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The passenger side does not retract fully. Hey Randy, I see that NAPA has actuators now. Have you ever got them there. I have the NAPA distribution center about 1 mile away.
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Jon,i think you should do a little test.
Remove the clevis pin on the end of the pushrod so that the brake chamber is not attached to the slack adjuster.
See if the slack adjust will return all the way with the chamber disconnected.
You may just have a brake spring problem in the brake drum.
The brake chamber has a very small (if any) return spring.

as always,support the coach with jack stands or cribbing,do not get under it with it just supported by the jacks.

And yes,NAPA will have the parts,I tend to forget about them having heavy duty truck parts,most NAPA stores don't have a parts man that knows heavy duty stuff.
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