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Dennie;
I know you said $ were a factor, but the $ in an accident would be far worse. I recommend to take it to Odessa Spring and Brake Odessa, TX. Jack is the shop foreman, been there forever, somewhat grumpy but a good guy! they completely did the brakes on my FC and labor was only $1500 four years ago. These guys know their stuff!
Sounds to me like the "S" cam hung which is usally associated with brakes that are out of adjustment due to wear allowing the cam to roll too far.
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In the first case he had manual slack adjusters (unless someone changed them to automatics) But is they are automatics they CANNOT be adjusted the same way the manuals can. In fact the DOT has an advisory for those that do have automatic adjusters. http://tinyurl.com/amlanhk

And another thing there is absolutely nothing wrong with pumping your air brakes to test them. And in fact that is how you will adjust automatic slack adjusters while also noting the air pressure which should decrease no less then 4psi per pump. With the automatics you back up and hit the brakes rather hard and may have to do it a 1/2 dozen times if they have not been adjusted for a while.

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At what year did auto adjusters replace the manual adjusters?
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So I would have the auto's on my 94?
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Maybe! You've got to crawl under and look. Or at least get down low enough to see the from the sides.
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Maybe! You've got to crawl under and look. Or at least get down low enough to see the from the sides.
Agree! Some automatic slack adjusters were removed in the early days.
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Just a note here-if you have auto slack adjusters, you still have to look and see if they are adjusting. They take a special grease-and it ISN'T regular chassis grease like most shops will put in them during a chassis lube. In the fire service we routinely saw auto adjusters that were not keeping the brakes adjusted. A look see at your brake system should be part of any pre flight before a trip.

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