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Old 03-01-2016, 07:21 AM   #11
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pull it a few miles and everything will probably be ok. they need to reseat and adjust to the adjustments you made.
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pull it a few miles and everything will probably be ok. they need to reseat and adjust to the adjustments you made.
X2 plus I adjust my brakes until I feel light drag and move on. I never pull the brakeaway cable when doing this. Did you tighten yours enough so
there was at least a little drag when turning the drum without voltage applied?
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pull it a few miles and everything will probably be ok. they need to reseat and adjust to the adjustments you made.
This is the advice I like best so far . I tightened until there was a little drag and then backed a click or two. Still hear scraping.
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This is the advice I like best so far . I tightened until there was a little drag and then backed a click or two. Still hear scraping.
I tighten the brakes just enough so that I can't move the drum. That centers the brake shoes. I then back off ~5 clicks, and if still rubbing significantly, will back off 1 more. A little rub is not bad. I double check by spinning the wheel hard, and I like it to spin for 1 1/2 to 2 turns before stopping.
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The Best Advice is in "Dexter Service manual" they had them in their Vendor Booth for Free at the Goshen Frog Rally! It is online at Dexter also! When you Adjust the shoes you change the "Contact Arc Area" you will have a Small contact point to the drum,this will all be explained in the Dexter manual! Youroo!!
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So I just finished repacking all my wheel bearings and cleaning and adjusting the brakes. As I finished each wheel I pulled the break away switch and felt the brake engage and made sure I couldn't turn the drum before putting tire back on.

On the last wheel, I tried turning the tire and while there was resistance because the brakes engaged, I was able to turn the tire. I replaced and removed pin again and still could move tire. I readjusted the brakes and the same happened. The brake is engaging, just not locking the wheel.

Since I checked all the other wheels by turning only the drum, not the tire, I am not sure if they were the same, although i don't think so.

Is there something simple I may be missing here?

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