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Old 04-28-2008, 03:41 PM   #1
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How to Adust Air Brakes ( Check Brakes )

I found this wonderful tutorial online and thought i would share with everyone. If you've never checked your air brakes you really should. Once you figure out how to do it, it literally takes less than 1 minute per wheel to adjust and it could save your life and the live of others on the road. Ever see signs on top a mountain pass that reads "all trucks must check brakes" this doesn't mean that drivers should step on the brake pedal, it means they should stop their trucks, get out, and manually check to see that their brakes are in proper adjustment.

here is an excellent link that describes in detail how to adjust your brakes...using only a 9/16 wrench.

http://www.mpi.mb.ca/PDFs/DVL_PDFs/A...M_Section8.pdf]
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Old 04-28-2008, 08:18 PM   #2
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You're always on top things, Jason. Thanks, this info will definitely be useful for a neophyte like me. Thanks again.
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Re: How to Adust Air Brakes ( Check Brakes )

Just a heads up...

That link is not functioning anymore so might need to update please.



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Thanks for the updates. I did a look on Youtube for some videos. I found this one really informative on how air brakes work. I consider myself very mechanically proficent but have no working knowledge of air systems. This really explained a lot of things I had questions about. I think if you watch this and then move on to specifics of adjustment it would be a good thing.

Here is the link to that video

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I found this wonderful tutorial online and thought i would share with everyone. If you've never checked your air brakes you really should. Once you figure out how to do it, it literally takes less than 1 minute per wheel to adjust and it could save your life and the live of others on the road. Ever see signs on top a mountain pass that reads "all trucks must check brakes" this doesn't mean that drivers should step on the brake pedal, it means they should stop their trucks, get out, and manually check to see that their brakes are in proper adjustment.

here is an excellent link that describes in detail how to adjust your brakes...using only a 9/16 wrench.

http://www.mpi.mb.ca/PDFs/DVL_PDFs/A...M_Section8.pdf]

Hey! Could you possibly re-post with an up-to-date link? Or is it google-able?
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Old 10-04-2013, 02:10 PM   #7
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If you go to the bottom of the page there is a list of PDF's and one on air brakes, down load that as it has a adjustment procedure in it also.

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