4 - 3 0 . SERVICE BRAKE ADJUSTMENT.
This Task Covers: Adjustment
General mechanic's tool kit
Raise axle and place on jackstands. Wheels must
Turn one adjusting screw (2) on rear of backing
plate (1) to bring brakeshoe lining in contact with
brakedrum until brake drags slightly when wheel
is turned by hand. Back off adjusting screw just
enough to allow wheel to rotate freely.
Repeat step 2 with other adjusting screw (2),
which is rotated in opposite direction to loosen
and tighten. Make both adjustments as uniform as
Repeat steps 2 and 3 to adjust brakes at other
Remove jackstands and lower axle.