4-29. BRAKESHOE ADJUSTMENT (M416A1).
This Task Covers:
General mechanic's tool kit
q Common no. 1 shop set
q Brakeshoe adjusting tool
q Floor jack
To ensure that brake adjustment is accurate, adjustment should be performed
when brakedrums are cool.
Procedure given is for 1 wheel. Procedure for opposite side is the same.
Position floor jack under end of axle (1) and
raise until wheel (3) is off ground.
Remove cover (5) from backing plate (2).
Turn adjuster (4) downward until wheel just
locks. Back off until wheel just turns freely.
Install cover (5) in backing plate (2).
Lower wheel (3) to ground. Remove floor jack.