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TECHNICAL PROCEDURE

HENDRICKSON TRAILER SUSPENSION SYSTEMS
SUBJECT: Drum Brake Maintenance Procedures LIT NO: L974 DATE: December 2010 REVISION: A

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
SERVICE NOTES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTICE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Explanation of Signal Words . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Welding Hardware to Axles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 PREPARING THE TRAILER FOR SERVICE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 BRAKE SHOE REMOVAL—ALL MODELS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 HXS® Brake Shoe Removal Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Standard Service Brake Shoe Removal Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 CAMSHAFT INSPECTION — ALL MODELS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 SUSPENSION SYSTEM REVISION LEVEL IDENTIFICATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 CAMSHAFT PROCEDURES — SUSPENSION REVISION LEVELS “A” AND “B” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Removing the Camshaft and Camshaft Bushings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Installing the Camshaft and Camshaft Bushings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Suspension Revision Levels “A” and “B” Lubrication Intervals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 CAMSHAFT PROCEDURES – SUSPENSION REVISION LEVEL “C” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 Removing the Camshaft and Camshaft Bushings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 Installing the Camshaft and Camshaft Bushings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Suspension Revision Level “C” Lubrication Intervals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 CAMSHAFT PROCEDURES — CAM TUBE SYSTEM™ MODELS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Removing the Camshaft and Cam Tube Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Installing the Camshaft and Cam Tube Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 Cam Tube Lubrication Intervals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 BRAKE SHOE INSTALLATION — ALL MODELS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 HXS® Brake Shoe Installation Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 Standard Service Brake Shoe Installation Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 AUTOMATIC SLACK ADJUSTER INSTALLATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 Preparing All Slack Adjusters For Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 Gunite® Installation Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 Haldex® Automatic Brake Adjuster (ABA) Installation Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29 Haldex Self-Setting Automatic Brake Adjuster (SABA) Installation Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 Bendix® Installation Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 Slack Adjuster Lubrication Intervals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 ABS SENSOR INSTALLATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 WHEEL STUD REMOVAL / INSTALLATION PROCEDURE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 INSTALLING THE BRAKE DRUM AND TIRE/WHEEL ASSEMBLY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36 Installation Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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SERVICE NOTES
This publication provides drum brake maintenance instructions for Hendrickson trailer suspension systems. Before you begin: • Read and understand all instructions and procedures before servicing any component. • Read and observe all Caution and Warning statements to help avoid personal injury or property damage. • Follow your company’s maintenance, service, installation and diagnostic practices. Hendrickson reserves the right to make changes and improvements to its products and publications at any time. Consult the Hendrickson website (www.hendrickson-intl.com) for the latest version of this manual.

DANGER

Indicates immediate hazards which will result in severe personal injury or death.

WARNING Indicates hazards or unsafe practices which could result in severe personal injury or death. CAUTION Indicates hazards or unsafe practices which could result in damage to machine or minor personal injury.

IMPORTANT An operating procedure, practice or condition that is essential to emphasize. WARNING: Do not modify or rework parts. Do not use substitute parts of the suspension or axle components. Use of a modified part or replacement part not authorized by Hendrickson may not meet Hendrickson’s specifications and can result in failure of the part, loss of vehicle control and possible personal injury or property damage. Use only Hendrickson authorized replacement parts. Do not modify parts without authorization from Hendrickson. CAUTION: A mechanic using a service procedure or tool which has not been recommended by Hendrickson must first satisfy himself that neither his safety nor the vehicle’s safety will be jeopardized by the method or tool selected. Individuals deviating in any manner from the provided instructions assume all risks of consequential personal injury or damage to equipment. WARNING: Always wear proper eye protection and other required personal protective equipment when performing vehicle maintenance, repair or service.

IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTICE
Proper maintenance, service and repair is important to the reliable operation of your suspension. The procedures recommended by Hendrickson and described in this publication are methods of performing such maintenance, service and repair. The warnings and cautions should be read carefully to help prevent personal injury and to assure that proper methods are used. Improper maintenance, service or repair can cause damage to the vehicle and other property, personal injury, an unsafe operating condition or void the manufacturer’s warranty. Carefully read, understand and follow all safety related information within this publication.

EXPLANATION OF SIGNAL WORDS
Hazard signal words (such as Danger, Warning or Caution) appear in various locations throughout this publication. Information accented by one of these signal words must be observed at all times. Additional notes are utilized to emphasize areas of procedural importance and provide suggestions for ease of repair. The following definitions indicate the use of these signal words as they appear throughout the publication.

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CAUTION: Brake lining contains nonasbestos fibers. Jacks can slip or fall over. • Hot solution tanks or alkaline solutions must be used correctly.DRUM BRAKE MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES WARNING: Solvent cleaners can be flammable. 6. Set the trailer parking brakes. Exhaust the air from the trailer suspension. 3. carefully follow the manufacturer’s product instructions and guidelines and the following procedures: • Wear proper eye protection 1. Release the trailer parking brakes. poisonous and can cause burns. To help avoid serious personal injury. Follow the manufacturer’s recommended instructions and guidelines carefully to help prevent personal accident or injury. debris-free surface. resulting in serious personal injury. PREPARING THE TRAILER FOR SERVICE WARNING: To prevent serious eye injury. 7. Gasoline can explode. chock the wheels of the axle not being raised. or solvents that contain gasoline. Using a jack. 5. When grounding welding equipment to the axle. To prevent the trailer from moving. always wear safety glasses when performing trailer maintenance and service. prevent current from passing through the wheel bearings. Park the trailer on a level. 4. 2. WARNING: Do not work under a trailer supported only by jacks. A connection that places a wheel bearing between the ground cable connection and the weld area can damage the bearing by electric arcing. Support the raised axle with safety stands. Wear approved eye protection and respirator when working on or near the brakes to prevent a possible health hazard. raise the axle until the trailer wheels clear the work surface. L974 5 . take every caution to prevent bearing damage. WELDING HARDWARE TO AXLES CAUTION When welding to or on the axle. • Wear clothing that protects your skin • Work in a well ventilated area • Do not use gasoline.

refer to the RETRACTING THE BRAKE SHOES OR SLACK ADJUSTER CONTROL ARM(S) section on page 38 for complete brake shoe retracting instructions. 4. roller retaining clips and brake return springs fatigue during their normal lifespan and may not have the same performance characteristics as new components. In some instances. Used brake hardware such as brake shoe rollers. Discard the used brake hardware. If this is necessary. Remove the tire/wheel assembly. Lift up on the lower brake shoe and unhook the brake return spring (figure 2). Lift the upper brake shoe and remove the top brake shoe roller and roller retaining clip. follow the procedure described in the RETRACTING THE BRAKE SHOES OR SLACK ADJUSTER CONTROL ARM(S) section on page 38. Lower brake shoe roller S-cam head Figure 1. Push down on the lower brake shoe and remove the lower brake shoe roller and roller retaining clip (figure 1). Since most of these brake 6 Anchor pin Figure 2. 2. 5. To gain access to the brake shoes: 1. Removing brake return spring L974 .DRUM BRAKE MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES BRAKE SHOE REMOVAL—ALL MODELS All Hendrickson suspensions allow you to remove and replace the brake shoes without removing the hub. Rotate the lower brake shoe rearward so it pivots on the anchor pin (figure 3). When the brake shoes are fully retracted. Removing brake return spring Unhook the brake retaining springs (one on each side of brake shoe) Rotate Figure 3. it may be necessary to slightly retract the brake shoes so the drum can clear the brake shoe/lining assembly. IMPORTANT: The brake shoes must be fully retracted in order to remove the lower roller and clip. 2. To retract the brake shoes. 7. the brake shoe rollers will rest in the valley of the S-cam head as shown in figure 1. Unhook the two brake retaining springs (figure 3). Removing lower brake shoe roller and roller retaining clip Brake return spring HXS® BRAKE SHOE REMOVAL PROCEDURE 1. Remove the brake drum. Remove the brake shoes. 6. 3.

Refer to the following CAMSHAFT INSPECTION . roller retaining clips and brake return springs fatigue during their normal lifespan and may not have the same performance characteristics as new components. Used brake hardware such as brake shoe rollers. Figure 4. unhook both brake retaining springs from the brake shoes (figure 5). Anchor pins Push down on screwdriver to unhook spring 1. A heavy-duty screwdriver with a v-shaped notch cut into the bottom of the blade (figure 4) will serve the purpose. Discard the used brake hardware. IMPORTANT: The brake return spring. 8. carefully pull the brake shoes away from the spider. Pull the upper and lower brake shoes off the anchor pins. 2. Brake retaining spring (one on each side of brake shoe) Brake return spring Brake shoe roller Figure 5.DRUM BRAKE MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES components are supplied new with a brake overhaul kit (if obtained from Hendrickson). inspect the camshaft and camshaft bushings for wear. When free of the anchor pins. With the brake shoes off. the existing components should not be reused. brake shoe rollers and roller retaining clips (figure 5) will remain on the brake shoes during this procedure. With the brake shoes off. Checking camshaft axial end play (all except Cam Tube System™ models) 7 . 4. 3. inspect the camshaft and camshaft bushings for wear. Using the notched screwdriver. Since most of these brake components are supplied new with a brake overhaul kit (if obtained from Hendrickson).ALL MODELS procedure for complete inspection instructions. Removing brake return spring CAMSHAFT INSPECTION — ALL MODELS With the brake shoes off. the existing components should not be reused. Refer to the CAMSHAFT INSPECTION . Alternate method special tool STANDARD SERVICE BRAKE SHOE REMOVAL PROCEDURE IMPORTANT: This method requires a special tool. the camshaft and camshaft bushings (or camshaft and cam tube on Cam Tube System™ models) can be inspected for wear as follows: L974 Axial end play Figure 6.ALL MODELS procedure on this page for complete inspection instructions.

figure 6). On all models. figure 21)? If it does. If it doesn’t. check the camshaft axial end play (the free movement of the camshaft along its axis. (1. 1. Refer to the section titled BRAKE SHOE INSTALLATION — ALL MODELS on page 22 for complete details. Does your suspension have a cam tube assembly (item 4. If radial end play of more than 0. 5.DRUM BRAKE MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES NOTE: The following step is not required on Cam Tube System™ models. Move camshaft up and down Figure 7. 4. Total movement should not exceed 1/16 in. If you cannot determine the suspension revision L974 8 . inspect the camshaft for cracks. Locate the suspension identification tag. The camshaft should also be inspected for signs of journal wear. Use a dial indicator rigidly secured to the axle or suspension beam to measure the up and down movement of the camshaft (figure 7). Read the model number line on the identification tag. On all except Cam Tube System models. 2. use the CAMSHAFT PROCEDURES — CAM TUBE SYSTEM™ MODELS procedure starting on page 19 to remove and replace the cam tube assembly and camshaft. model description and serial number. Checking for bushing wear SUSPENSION SYSTEM REVISION LEVEL IDENTIFICATION The procedure used to remove and replace the camshaft and camshaft bushings varies by suspension revision level. corrosion and cracks. proceed with step 2. This tag can be found: • on the inside of the curbside suspension beam • on the K-2® slider box roadside rail above the front frame bracket • on the HS slider box front cross member This tag contains three lines of important information: model number. On all except Cam Tube System models. excessive wear and corrosion. Use the following procedure to identify your particular suspension revision level. 3. check the S-cam head for damage or excessive wear. 3. 2. use the following procedure to determine the appropriate replacement procedure for your suspension revision level. continue brake service.060 inches is found. If camshaft or camshaft bushing replacement is necessary. check for radial play between the camshaft and camshaft bushings. On all models. If camshaft or camshaft bushing replacement is not necessary. 1. the bushings (or cam tube assembly on models after May 2001) should be replaced.59 mm). Then refer to the following chart for revision level identification.

remove the slack adjuster from the camshaft. it can be reused when the new camshaft is installed. IMPORTANT: If the spline retaining ring is carefully removed. the brake drum and the hub assembly. remove it from the camshaft at this time. To remove and replace the camshaft and camshaft bushings on a revision level “C” suspension. Remove the S-cam journal washer (item 10. Inspect the camshaft for contamination (dirt. Disconnect the brake chamber push rod (item 11. However if it was bent or distorted during removal. then refer to the CAMSHAFT PROCEDURES — SUSPENSION REVISION LEVELS “A” AND “B” procedure starting on this page for complete camshaft and camshaft bushing removal and replacement instructions. Refer to the section titled RETRACTING THE BRAKE SHOES OR SLACK ADJUSTER CONTROL ARM(S) on page 38 for complete slack retracting details. it cannot be reused. the hub must first be removed. figure 8) from the slack adjuster (item 12. figure 8) by removing the cotter pin(s) and clevis pin(s) from the slack adjuster clevis. IMPORTANT: Removing contamination from the 9 . scale.). rust. With the slack adjuster control arm(s) retracted from the clevis. Using retaining ring pliers. Remove the tire/wheel assembly. CAMSHAFT PROCEDURES — SUSPENSION REVISION LEVELS “A” AND “B” REMOVING THE CAMSHAFT AND CAMSHAFT BUSHINGS Refer to figure 8 for parts identification. 1. Revision level “C” — All revision level “C” suspensions allow you to remove and replace the camshaft and camshaft bushings without L974 4. figure 8). Revision levels“A” and “B” — In order to remove and replace the camshaft and camshaft bushings on suspension revision levels “A” or “B”. 6. figure 8). 5. Wheel End Maintenance Procedures. They will help you determine which suspension revision level you have. level from the information on the identification tag. If any contamination exists. 3.DRUM BRAKE MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES FOR NON-CAM TUBE SUSPENSIONS If the MODEL NUMBER line looks something like this: AA230TAA… or AA230TAB… AA230TBA… or AA230TBB… AA230TC… AA250TAA… or AA250TAB… AA250TBA… or AA250TBB… AA250TC… AA300T… AA300EDT… AA230L… AA250L… AA300L… AA300EDL… HIK200… HIK230… HIK250… HIS230… HIS250… HKA180… HKA200C… HKA250… then you have this revision level: “A” “B” “C” “A” “B” “C” “C” “C” “C” “C” “C” “C” “B” “B” “B” “B” “B” “C” “C” “C” removing the hub. carefully remove the spline retaining ring (item 13. 2. Remove the hub using the appropriate hub removal procedure from Hendrickson publication L496. Retract the slack adjuster control arm(s) from the clevis. etc. 7. use the CAMSHAFT PROCEDURES — SUSPENSION REVISION LEVEL “C” instructions starting on page 14. figure 8). contact the Hendrickson technical service department at 800-455-0043 in the United States or 800-668-5360 in Canada. Remove the spline inner washers (item 14. DO NOT adjust or remove the push rod jam nut at this time.

2-14 N•m) of torque Grommet 14 Spline inner washers Dust shield 13 Spline retaining ring 12 1 Slack adjuster Spider 10 S-cam journal washer 11 Brake chamber push rod 9 5 Spider camshaft bushing (inside spider) S-cam support bushing assembly 8 Spider retaining ring 4 3 Outer cam washer Outer spider seal 6 7 S-cam journal washer Inner spider seal 2 Camshaft S-cam support bushing assembly Inner and outer spider seals Spider S-cam journal washer S-cam journal washer Spline inner washers Camshaft Spider retaining ring Outer cam washer Spider camshaft bushing Spline retaining ring Figure 8. Suspension revision levels A. B and C parts identification 10 L974 . Tighten to 90-125 in. lbs. (10.DRUM BRAKE MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES Band clamp.

figure 8) and the outer cam washer (item 3. Spider camshaft bushing and outer seal removal * The tool or driver used to remove the bushing and outer spider seal can be anything (for example. S-cam journal washers (items 7 and 10. figure 8) can be slid off the spline end of the camshaft. Loosen and remove the four bolts that secure the S-cam support bushing assembly (item 9. 9. figure 8). clean the spindle and spider assembly. figure 8). CAMSHAFT BUSHINGS NOTE: When instructed to apply grease to a component in the following procedure. Using an approved solvent. Save the spider retaining ring (item 8. 14. figure 8) so the spider retaining ring (item 8. a wooden dowel) as long as it does not damage the inside diameter of the spider. it must be replaced. When the spider retaining ring and the S-cam journal washer are removed. 2. If they were not damaged during removal. WARNING: DO NOT USE GASOLINE OR OTHER FLAMMABLE CLEANING SOLVENTS TO CLEAN THE SPINDLE AND SPIDER ASSEMBLY. figure 8) and the outer spider seal (item 4. IMPORTANT: If the spider retaining ring is carefully removed. paper towels or lowpressure air to dry the parts. Support the camshaft to remove tension from the spider retaining ring. tap the spider camshaft bushing (item 5. Partially remove the camshaft by pulling on the S-cam head. figure 8). figure 8) from the spider. spline retaining ring (item 13. Dry the spindle and spider immediately after steam cleaning to prevent rusting or pitting of the machined areas. WARNING: PROTECT EYES AND SKIN FROM INSTALLING THE CAMSHAFT AND L974 11 . Using retaining ring pliers. 8. 13. Using a bushing tool* or seal driver. Using a small screwdriver. To remove heavy amounts of dirt or grease. Spider camshaft bushing Bushing tool* Outer spider seal Tap here to drive out spider camshaft bushing and outer spider seal Figure 9. spline inner washers (item 14. figure 8) out of the spider (figure 9). Discard the used S-cam support bushing.DRUM BRAKE MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES camshaft at this time will make the camshaft easier to remove in the following steps. figure 8). they can be reused when the new camshaft and camshaft bushings are installed. Use rags. However if it was bent or distorted during removal. The tool must have a diameter small enough to fit inside the spider but large enough to drive out the spider camshaft bushing. 10. BURN OR DISPERSE HARMFUL VAPORS. finish removing the camshaft and the outer cam washer (item 3. 1. steam clean the spindle and spider assembly. carefully spread open the spider retaining ring (item 8. figure 8) and the S-cam journal washer (item 7. figure 8) to the suspension beam. carefully remove the inner spider seal (item 6. 12. figure 8). THESE SOLVENTS CAN EXPLODE. 11. figure 8). figure 8) and remove it from the groove in the camshaft (item 2. Discard all other worn parts. use #2EP NLGI chassis lube. it can be reused when the new camshaft is installed. Pull the camshaft far enough out of the S-cam support bushing (item 9.

Install the new S-cam support bushing with four new attaching nuts and bolts. Lightly coat the grease seal lips with fresh grease (#2EP NLGI chassis lube) to aid camshaft installation. toward the brake chamber (figure 11). 4. hold the camshaft horizontally with the splines facing away Spider grease seal lips Brake chamber Figure 11. carefully tap a new spider camshaft bushing into the spider. Orient the new bushing so its lubrication hole aligns with the grease fitting in the spider (figure 10). If needed. Inspect the spindle. Inspect the machined areas on the spindle for nicks. 9. Inspect the spindle nut threads. This seal orientation directs any excess grease away from the brake shoes. Refer to Hendrickson publication L533. 5. Lightly coat the inside diameter of a new S-cam support bushing (item 9. If any cracks are found in the spindle. CAUTION: Failure to align the bushing lubrication hole with the spider grease fitting may result in a lack of lubrication that could cause premature bushing failure. These kits contain OEM quality parts designed to give maximum camshaft and camshaft bushing life. The lips of both seals must face inward. Only hand tighten the four attaching nuts and bolts at this time. figure 8) on each side of the spider camshaft bushing. HALF-TRAAX Axle and Beam Removal/Replacement Procedure. replace the axle/beam weldment with a HALF-TRAAX assembly. Spider camshaft bushing installation details IMPORTANT: Camshafts have left-hand (driver’s side) and right-hand (curb side) orientations. figure 8) with fresh grease (#2EP NLGI chassis lube). 6. IMPORTANT: Hendrickson recommends using only Hendrickson S-cam overhaul kits. Using a bushing tool (the same one used in step 13 of the removal procedure). 3. 12 Spider Spider camshaft bushing Align lubrication hole with grease fitting Figure 10.DRUM BRAKE MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES PARTICLE PENETRATION WHEN USING LOW PRESSURE AIR. burrs or marks. for complete HALF-TRAAX replacement instructions. use crocus cloth or emery cloth to repair any damaged areas. scratches. Install new inner and outer spider grease seals (items 4 and 6. To differentiate. Spider grease seal orientation L974 . Use a correctlysized die to repair any damaged threads. 7. Make sure you install the proper camshaft for this wheel position so that the brake shoe rollers can properly engage the S-cam lobes. 8.

away from the brakes and toward the slack adjuster. hold open the spider retaining ring (item 8. it’s a right-hand (curb side) camshaft. figure 8). Install the hub assembly. figure 8) and the spider retaining ring (item 8. figure 8). figure 8) so the S-cam journal washer (item 7. 11. Refer to the section titled BRAKE SHOE INSTALLATION — ALL MODELS on page 22 for complete details. figure 8) into the groove on the camshaft. Slide the S-cam journal washer (item 7. Using retaining ring pliers. the S-cam lobe that points upward indicates orientation. When the seals are correctly installed. Stop before the splines reach the S-cam support bushing (item 9. If the camshaft is bound. Tighten the four S-cam support bushing bolts to 35-45 ft. Following the appropriate procedure beginning on page 26. figure 8) onto the camshaft. 10. 24. 19. Using retaining ring pliers. figure 8) can be installed on the end of the camshaft. 20. If the lobe on the right side of the S-cam head points up. figure 8) onto the new camshaft until it contacts the If the lobe on the left side of the S-cam head points up. Lubricate the spider camshaft bushing. With the camshaft in this position (figure 12). This will help prevent contaminants from being attracted to the lube points and grease from getting on the brake linings. Install the new camshaft (splines first) through the spider camshaft bushing. figure 8) until it stops against the spider. Install the brake drum and tire/wheel assembly. grease will purge from the inboard side of the bushing. Apply grease to the slack adjuster. 21. figure 8). install the spline retaining ring (item 13. Install the S-cam journal washer (item 10. Refer to the INSTALLING THE BRAKE DRUM AND 13 .DRUM BRAKE MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES from you and look at the S-cam head. 16. Wipe away excess grease purged from joints. This will help prevent contaminants from being injected into the grease fitting along with the grease. bushing assembly (use the four bolts) until the camshaft turns freely. figure 8) onto the camshaft and seat it against the spider. 23. 14. lbs. 17. Push the camshaft all the way through the S-cam support bushing (item 9. 12. it’s a left-hand (driver’s side) camshaft. 13. 15. Refer to Hendrickson publication L496. Rotate the camshaft to see if it turns freely. Lock the spider retaining ring (item 8. Slide the outer cam washer (item 3. Install the spline inner washers (item 14. install the automatic slack adjuster (item 12. Left (driver’s side) camshaft Right (curb side) camshaft Figure 12. 18. Apply grease to the spider camshaft bushing and the S-cam support bushing assembly until new grease purges from the inboard seals. adjust the S-cam support L974 • • • 22. Lubricate the splines of the new camshaft with an anti-seize lubricating compound. Continue brake service. Wheel-end Maintenance Procedures. (48-61 N•m) of torque. the S-cam support bushing and the slack adjuster with #2EP NLGI chassis lube as follows: • Wipe off all grease fittings before lubricating. figure 8) and slide it on the end of the camshaft. Identifying camshaft orientation S-cam head. for complete hub installation details. CAUTION: Use care when installing the camshaft in the following step to prevent damage to the spider grease seals.

If any contamination exists. However if it was bent or distorted during removal. figure 8) can be slid off the spline end of the camshaft. L974 . Disconnect the brake chamber push rod (item 11. remove it from the camshaft at this time. it must be replaced. DO NOT adjust or remove the push rod jam nut at this time. IMPORTANT: If the spline retaining ring is carefully removed. NOTE: On revision level “C” suspensions. figure 8) from the slack adjuster (item 12. it is not necessary to remove the hub assembly in order to remove the camshaft and spider camshaft bushing. Remove the tire/wheel assembly and the brake drum. Pull the camshaft far enough out of the S-cam support bushing (item 9. figure 8) and remove it from the groove in the camshaft (item 2.DRUM BRAKE MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES TIRE/WHEEL assembly section on page 36 for details. If a pipe nipple is used. However if it was bent or distorted during removal. carefully spread open the spider retaining ring (item 8. figure 8) and the S-cam journal washer (item 7. 7 Inspect the camshaft for contamination (dirt. Partially remove the camshaft by pulling on the S-cam head. With the slack adjuster control arm(s) retracted from the clevis. Support the camshaft to remove tension from the spider retaining ring. rust.500 miles. remove the slack adjuster from the camshaft. scale. figure 8). However. 1½" × 12" pipe nipple Matching end cap Readily available in the plumbing section of most hardware stores (grind off threads on uncapped end) CAMSHAFT PROCEDURES – SUSPENSION REVISION LEVEL “C” REMOVING THE CAMSHAFT AND CAMSHAFT BUSHINGS Refer to figure 8 for parts identification. it can be reused when the new camshaft is installed. figure 8). The tool must be able to simultaneously fit over the brake camshaft and inside the spider. carefully remove the spline retaining ring (item 13. the removal procedure does require a bushing tool with a hollow interior. 8. it can be reused when the new camshaft is installed. 14 Figure 13. Retract the slack adjuster control arm(s) from the clevis. figure 8). Bushing tool specifications 5. Refer to the section titled RETRACTING THE BRAKE SHOES OR SLACK ADJUSTER CONTROL ARM(S) on page 38 for complete slack retracting details. figure 8) so the spider retaining ring (item 8. the threads on the uncapped end must be ground off to prevent the inside diameter of the spider from being damaged. 3. Remove the spline inner washers (item 14. etc. 4. it must not be reused. 9. One such tool can easily be made following the specifications in figure 13.). Using retaining ring pliers. 2. Use #2EP NLGI chassis lube. Bushing tool SUSPENSION REVISION LEVELS “A” AND “B” LUBRICATION INTERVALS Lubricate the spider camshaft and S-cam support bushing (items 5 and 9. 1. figure 8) by removing the cotter pin(s) and clevis pin(s) from the slack adjuster clevis. Using retaining ring pliers. IMPORTANT: If the spider retaining ring is carefully removed. 6. IMPORTANT: Removing contamination from the camshaft at this time will make the camshaft easier to remove in the following steps. Remove the S-cam journal washer (item 10. figure 8) grease fittings every three months or 7. figure 8).

finish removing the camshaft and the large outer cam washer (item 3. 2. 15. Use rags. Loosen and remove the four bolts that secure the S-cam support bushing assembly (item 9. S-cam journal washers (items 7 and 10. spider camshaft bushing (item 5. Slide the outer cam washer onto the new camshaft until it contacts the S-cam head (figure 15). figure 8). After driving the inner spider seal (item 6.DRUM BRAKE MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES Spider 10. L974 S-cam head Figure 15. Slide the bushing tool over the end of the camshaft. To remove heavy amounts of dirt or grease. spider camshaft bushing and the outer spider seal out of the spider (figure 14). figure 8). they can be reused when the new camshaft and camshaft bushings are installed. Spider camshaft bushing and outer seal removal 1. figure 8) and the outer spider seal (item 4. Discard the used S-cam support bushing. steam clean the spider assembly. it is not necessary to remove the hub assembly in order to install the camshaft and spider camshaft bushing. paper towels or low-pressure air to dry the parts. Save the spider retaining ring (item 8. Installing the outer cam washer 15 . figure 8) and the outer cam washer (item 3. CAUTION: Use care when removing the inner spider seal. figure 8). If the bushing removal tool is not resting against the inner spider seal when tapping the tool. and press it against the inner spider seal (figure 14). THESE SOLVENTS CAN CAUSE A FIRE OR DISPERSE HARMFUL VAPORS. If they were not damaged during removal. Discard all other worn parts. Spider camshaft bushing Camshaft Inner spider seal Outer spider seal Bushing tool (tap here) Figure 14. Dry the spider immediately after steam cleaning to prevent rusting or pitting of the machined areas. figure 8) out of the spider. Refer to figure 13 for complete bushing tool details. figure 8). WARNING: PROTECT EYES AND SKIN FROM PARTICLE PENETRATION WHEN USING LOW PRESSURE AIR. However. Tap on the end of the bushing tool to drive the inner spider seal. INSTALLING THE CAMSHAFT AND CAMSHAFT BUSHINGS NOTE: When instructed to apply grease to a component in the following procedure. spline inner washers (item 14. figure 8). the installation procedure does require a bushing tool with a hollow interior. the inside diameter of the spider can be damaged. spider camshaft bushing and outer spider seal. figure 8). figure 8) to the suspension beam. 3. 11. WARNING: DO NOT USE GASOLINE OR OTHER FLAMMABLE CLEANING SOLVENTS TO CLEAN THE SPIDER ASSEMBLY. use #2EP NLGI chassis lube. IMPORTANT: Camshafts have left-hand (driver’s side) and right-hand (curb side) orientations. spline retaining ring (item 13. Using an approved solvent. clean the spider assembly. 14. Camshaft Outer cam washer NOTE: On revision level “C” suspensions. 13. 12.

figure 8) into the spider by tapping on the head of the S-cam with a hammer (figure 20). 9. Even with the hub in place there is enough clearance to angle and insert the camshaft as long as the spider camshaft bushing has not been installed. Outer spider seal Seal lip 5. Installing the camshaft assembly Figure 18. Lightly apply fresh grease (#2EP NLGI chassis lube) to the lip of a new inner spider seal (item Camshaft splines Figure 16. 8. Seat the outer spider seal (item 4. CAUTION: Failure to align the bushing lubrication hole with the spider grease fitting may result in a lack of lubrication that can cause premature bushing failure. IMPORTANT: The lip of the outer spider seal must face inward. toward the camshaft splines. To differentiate. hold the camshaft horizontally with the splines facing away from you and look at the S-cam head. Angle and slide this camshaft assembly through the spider and beam (figure 17). Use the bushing tool to install the spider camshaft bushing into the spider (figure 19). Lightly apply fresh grease (#2EP NLGI chassis lube) to the lip of a new outer spider seal (item 4. 4. Tap on the end cap of the bushing tool with a hammer until the lubrication hole in the bushing aligns with the grease fitting in the spider (figure 19). 6. Installing the outer spider seal Make sure the proper camshaft is installed so that the brake shoe rollers can properly engage the S-cam lobes. Spider camshaft bushing Figure 17. remove the bushing tool. 7. When aligned. the S-cam lobe that points upward indicates orientation. Tap until seal is flush with spider. figure 8) and slide the spider seal onto the camshaft (figure 16). Lightly coat the inside of a new spider camshaft bushing with fresh grease (#2EP NLGI chassis lube) and slide the spider camshaft bushing onto the camshaft (figure 18). Installing the spider camshaft bushing 16 L974 .DRUM BRAKE MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES This seal orientation directs any excess grease away from the brake shoes. With the camshaft in this position (refer to figure 12).

13. 12. Install the spline inner washers (item 14. figure 8) and slide it on Outer cam washer Spider Seated outer spider seal (flush with spider) • Camshaft Tap here (use S-cam and outer cam washer as an installation tool) • • Figure 20. Using retaining ring pliers. This will help prevent contaminants from being injected into the grease fitting along with the grease. 18. Lightly coat the inside diameter of a new S-cam support bushing (item 9. If the camshaft is bound. Apply grease to the spider camshaft bushing and the S-cam support bushing assembly until new grease purges from the inboard seals. figure 8). figure 8) with fresh grease (#2EP NLGI chassis lube). Rotate the camshaft to see if it turns freely. Outer spider seal installation technique L974 17 . figure 8). Slide the S-cam journal washer (item 7. Slide the seal onto the camshaft and seat it into the spider. 11. figure 8) onto the camshaft and seat it against the spider. Tighten the four S-cam support bushing bolts to 35-45 ft. Apply grease to the slack adjuster. When the seals are correctly installed. Following the appropriate procedure beginning on page 26. 19. hold open the spider retaining ring (item 8. figure 8). grease will purge from the inboard side of the bushing. Spider camshaft bushing installation 16. the S-cam support bushing and the slack adjuster with #2EP NLGI chassis lube as follows: • Wipe off all grease fittings before lubricating. Bushing tool (tap here) Spider camshaft bushing Align lubrication hole with grease fitting 14. Slide the new support bushing onto the camshaft and secure it to the beam assembly with four new attaching nuts and bolts. This seal orientation directs any excess grease away from the brake shoes. Install the S-cam journal washer (item 10. 10.DRUM BRAKE MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES Spider Spider camshaft bushing Camshaft the end of the camshaft. figure 8) onto the camshaft. toward the camshaft splines (refer to figure 16 for seal orientation). Only hand tighten the four attaching nuts and bolts at this time. adjust the S-cam support bushing assembly (use the four bolts) until the camshaft turns freely. IMPORTANT: The lip of the inner spider seal must face inward. 17. Lubricate the spider camshaft bushing. 20. (48-61 N•m) of torque. install the spline retaining ring (item 13. Lock the spider retaining ring into the groove on the camshaft. Using retaining ring pliers. install the automatic slack adjuster (item 12. Wipe away excess grease purged from 6. figure 8). lbs. away from the brakes and toward the slack adjuster. 15. Lubricate the splines of the new camshaft with an anti-seize lubricating compound. Figure 19.

2-14 N•m) of torque 13 Brake adjuster 12 Spline retaining ring Grommet Dust shield 11 Spline inner washers 1 Spider 10 Brake chamber push rod 7 8 7 6 S-cam journal washer Retaining ring S-cam journal washer Cam tube bracket 5 Cam tube bracket 4 Cam tube assembly 3 Outer cam washer 2 Camshaft Add grease until it purges from this area S-cam journal washers Spider Cam tube assembly Spline inner washers Camshaft Outer cam washer Grease fitting Cam tube brackets Retaining ring Spline retaining ring Figure 21. lbs. Tighten to 90-125 in.DRUM BRAKE MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES Band clamp. Cam Tube System parts identification 18 L974 . (10.

Refer to the INSTALLING THE BRAKE DRUM AND TIRE/WHEEL ASSEMBLY section on page 36 for details. Grab cam tube assembly here Rotate and pull to remove cam tube assembly Figure 22. figure 8) grease fittings every three months or 7. figure 21) is being removed (not the camshaft). Install the brake drum and the tire/wheel assembly. Loosen and remove the bolts that secure the cam tube brackets (items 5 and 6. 3. 1. 6. Refer to the section titled BRAKE SHOE INSTALLATION — ALL MODELS on page 22 for complete details. This will help prevent contaminants from being attracted to the lube points and grease from getting on the brake linings. it must not be reused. figure 21) and remove it from the groove in the camshaft (item 2. it can be done on the inboard side of the wheel without removing the hub. figure 21) from the slack adjuster (item 10. Use #2EP NLGI chassis lube. it is not necessary to remove the hub assembly to remove the camshaft. carefully spread open the retaining ring (item 7.DRUM BRAKE MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES joints. 5. Refer to the section titled RETRACTING THE BRAKE SHOES OR SLACK ADJUSTER CONTROL ARM(S) on page 38 for complete slack retracting details. Retract the slack adjuster control arm(s) from the clevis. With the slack adjuster control arm(s) retracted from the clevis. 2. If only the cam tube assembly (item 4. Using retaining ring pliers. IMPORTANT: If the spline retaining ring is carefully removed. Once the cam tube assembly is removed. figure 21). L974 4. figure 21). Remove the S-cam journal washer (item 8. NOTE: On Cam Tube System™ models. 7.500 miles. the camshaft can be slid past the hub. 8. IMPORTANT: If the spider retaining ring is carefully removed. figure 21) to 19 . 22. Cam tube assembly removal CAMSHAFT PROCEDURES — CAM TUBE SYSTEM™ MODELS REMOVING THE CAMSHAFT AND CAM TUBE ASSEMBLY Refer to figure 21 for parts identification. figure 21). Remove the spline inner washers (item 12. 21. 9. remove the slack adjuster from the camshaft. Using retaining ring pliers. However if it was bent or distorted during removal. figure 21) by removing the cotter pin(s) and clevis pin(s) from the slack adjuster clevis. figure 21). it can be reused when the new camshaft is installed. SUSPENSION REVISION LEVEL “C” LUBRICATION INTERVALS Lubricate the spider camshaft and S-cam support bushing (items 5 and 9. figure 21). tire/wheel assembly or the brake drum. it can be reused when the new camshaft is installed. However if it was bent or distorted during removal. carefully remove the spline retaining ring (item 11. DO NOT adjust or remove the push rod jam nut at this time. Remove the tire/wheel assembly and the brake drum. Continue brake service. Remove the second S-cam journal washer (item 6. Disconnect the brake chamber push rod (item 9. it must not be reused.

12. WARNING: DO NOT USE GASOLINE OR OTHER FLAMMABLE CLEANING SOLVENTS TO CLEAN THE SPIDER ASSEMBLY. it can be reused when the new camshaft and cam tube assembly are installed. Remove the camshaft and the outer cam washer from the outboard side of the spider (figure 23). all bushings and seals remain inside it. Dry the spider immediately after steam cleaning to prevent rusting or pitting of the machined areas.DRUM BRAKE MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES Camshaft Outer cam washer Figure 23. Installing the camshaft on Cam Tube System models 10. Use rags. clean the spider assembly. 11. Figure 24. Using an approved solvent. 20 L974 . paper towels or low-pressure air to dry the parts. figure 21). 2. figure 21) is being installed (not the camshaft). Camshaft and outer cam washer removal the suspension beam. it can be done on the inboard side of the wheel without removing the hub. 1. INSTALLING THE CAMSHAFT AND CAM TUBE ASSEMBLY NOTE: When instructed to apply grease to a component in the following procedure. THESE SOLVENTS CAN CAUSE A FIRE OR DISPERSE HARMFUL VAPORS. figure 21). If only the cam tube assembly (item 4. To remove heavy amounts of dirt or grease. steam clean the spider assembly. Discard the worn camshaft (item 2. Since the cam tube assembly is a modular (one-piece) component. Slide the outer cam washer onto the camshaft until it contacts the S-cam head (refer to figure 15). 3. NOTE: On Cam Tube System models. tire/wheel assembly or the brake drum. WARNING: PROTECT EYES AND SKIN FROM PARTICLE PENETRATION WHEN USING LOW PRESSURE AIR. Save the rest of the Cam Tube System™ hardware. Remove the cam tube brackets (items 5 and 6. it is not necessary to remove the hub assembly in order to install the camshaft. figure 21) and cam tube assembly (item 4. use #2EP NLGI chassis lube. if it was not damaged during removal. 13. Pull the cam tube assembly free from the spider (use a back-and-forth rotating motion) and slide it out through the mounting hole in the suspension beam (figure 22).

lightly lubricate the internal seals and bushings on both ends of the new cam tube assembly with #2EP NLGI chassis lube. From the inboard side of the suspension beam. Make sure you install the proper camshaft for this wheel position so that the brake shoe rollers can properly engage the S-cam lobes. the end of the cam tube with the decal must be closest to the brake adjuster). With the camshaft in this position (refer to figure 12). seats in spider. the S-cam lobe that points upward indicates orientation. The cam Grease fitting (typical orientation) Figure 26. Cam tube assembly orientation and installation details IMPORTANT: Camshafts have left-hand (driver’s side) and right-hand (curb side) orientations. Make sure the end of the cam tube without the decal goes onto the camshaft first (in other words. DO NOT WELD OR OTHERWISE FASTEN CAM TUBE ASSEMBLY TO SPIDER. 6. To aid assembly. 4. Accessible grease fitting orientation 21 . Figure 25. To differentiate.DRUM BRAKE MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES End of tube without decal slides on first. 5. slide the new cam tube assembly onto the new camshaft. End of tube with decal always points toward brake adjuster Cam tube assembly “slip fits” into spider. Angle and slide this camshaft assembly through the spider and beam (figure 24). IMPORTANT: Do not weld or otherwise fasten the cam tube assembly to the spider. Rotate the L974 cam tube so the grease fitting is accessible (either pointing downward or to the rear) when the drums are installed (refer to figure 26). through the mounting hole in the suspension beam and into the spider (figure 25). hold the camshaft horizontally with the splines facing away from you and look at the S-cam head.

figure 21). HXS® BRAKE SHOE INSTALLATION PROCEDURE L974 . Install brackets back to back on cam tube 14. 7. BRAKE SHOE INSTALLATION — ALL MODELS Hendrickson recommends using only Hendrickson brake shoe and brake overhaul kits. 19. figure 21) onto the camshaft and seat it against the retaining ring (item 7. Tighten to 35-45 ft. Slide the S-cam journal washer (item 6. and seat it against the cam tube assembly. Using retaining ring pliers. Using retaining ring pliers. 16. • Figure 27. figure 21). If necessary.500 miles. This will help prevent contaminants from being injected into the grease fitting along with the grease. Install the spline inner washers (item 12. wear approved eye protection and a respirator when working on or near the brakes. Install the four nuts and bolts. Following the appropriate procedure beginning on page 25. and slide it on the end of the camshaft. Refer to the INSTALLING THE BRAKE DRUM AND TIRE/WHEEL ASSEMBLY section on page 36 for details. figure 21). Wipe away excess grease purged from joints. hold open the retaining ring (item 7. Install the brake drum and tire/wheel assembly. install the spline retaining ring (item 11. 10. These kits contain OEM quality parts that maximize brake life and optimize brake performance. lbs. figure 21) onto the camshaft. 12. tube assembly simply “slip fits” into the spider. figure 21) onto the camshaft. Arrange the two cam tube brackets back to back and slide them onto the end of the cam tube assembly (figure 27). Rotate the cam tube brackets so their holes align with the holes (or slots) in the suspension beam. Add grease until it can be seen purging from the cam tube inboard seal (figure 21). 18. Slide the second S-cam journal washer (item 8. install the automatic slack adjuster (item 10. centrally-located grease fittings (two per axle) every three months or 7.DRUM BRAKE MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES • Fill the cam tube assembly with approximately four ounces of #2EP NLGI chassis lube. 22 CAM TUBE LUBRICATION INTERVALS Lubricate each of the single. Continue brake service. rotate the cam tube so the grease fitting is accessible (either pointing down or to the rear) when the drums are installed. Slide the brackets onto the cam tube until they contact the suspension beam. 11. centrally-located grease fitting with approximately four ounces of #2EP NLGI chassis lube as follows: • Wipe off the grease fitting before lubricating. This will help prevent contaminants from being attracted to the lube points and grease from getting on the brake linings. figure 21). 9. 13. Refer to the section titled BRAKE SHOE INSTALLATION — ALL MODELS on this page for complete details. Lubricate the splines of the new camshaft with an anti-seize lubricating compound. 17. CAUTION: To prevent a possible health hazard. Lubricate the single. Use #2EP NLGI chassis lube. 15. (48-61 N•m) of torque. 8. Lock the retaining ring into the groove on the camshaft.

Lubricate and install the anchor pins (figure 29). 2000 used the standard camshaft shown below. HXS brake shoes must be installed with an HXS brake camshaft. Hook both shoes together with two new brake retaining springs (one on each side). 4. 1. lubricate the brake shoe Figure 28. Remove and replace if necessary (figure 29). The HXS camshaft has a different profile to accommodate the thicker HXS brake shoe linings. install a return spring pin (see figure 31) in the replacement upper and lower brake shoes. Rotate the lower shoe forward. Put the upper brake shoe in position. Put the lower brake shoe in position on the anchor pin and rotate the shoe rearward (figure 30). Lift up on the lower brake shoe and hook the brake return spring to the upper and lower return Rotate brake shoe rearward Anchor pin bushings Anchor pins Figure 29. If necessary. 5. the HXS brake camshaft is now used in all current production and for any field replacement. 8. HXS camshaft Standard camshaft Return spring pin Hook return spring to return spring pin (also in upper shoe) Figure 31. change the brake camshaft to an HXS model if installing HXS brake shoes. The spline end of the HXS brake camshaft will be engraved with the letters "HXS" to identify it as an HXS brake camshaft (figure 28). Identifying the type of brake camshaft L974 23 . Installing new anchor pins and anchor pin bushings Figure 30. resting one end of the brake shoe on the anchor pin and the other end on the camshaft (figure 30). 6. However. If necessary. 7. 2. 3. Attaching new brake return spring spring pins (figure 31).DRUM BRAKE MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES IMPORTANT: Do not install HXS brake shoes in a brake assembly with the standard camshaft. Attaching new brake retaining springs Return spring pin Brake return spring NOTE: Suspensions with standard brakes built prior to March 14. On the brake shoes. Inspect the anchor pin bushings in the spider.

When contact occurs. Install the brake drum and tire/wheel assembly. 9. Securely lock the retaining clip in the brake shoe web holes (figure 34). use slow steady pressure to avoid damaging the internal clutch mechanism. KEEP HANDS CLEAR OF THE BRAKE SHOE ROLLER AREA AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE TO PREVENT PERSONAL INJURY. THE BRAKE SHOE COULD RETRACT AND CAUSE PERSONAL INJURY.DRUM BRAKE MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES Avoid getting lube here Lube ends only Brake shoe roller slots WARNING: KEEP HANDS CLEAR OF THE BRAKE SHOE ROLLER AREA AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE DURING THIS PROCEDURE. Refer to the INSTALLING THE BRAKE DRUM AND TIRE/WHEEL ASSEMBLY section on page 36 for details. Installing brake shoe roller and roller retaining clip Figure 34. Webs Squeeze Web hole Figure 33. WARNING: WHEN PERFORMING THE FOLLOWING STEP. 10. Manually adjust the brakes by rotating the manual adjusting nut (located on the slack adjuster) clockwise until the brake linings contact the brake drum. IMPORTANT: Lubricant is only desired on the ends of the brake shoe rollers. Repeat steps 8. When turning the manual adjusting nut counterclockwise. Additional slack adjuster specific information: Figure 32. Install the roller retaining clip on the brake shoe roller (figure 33). back the slack adjuster off by rotating the manual adjusting nut counterclockwise one-half turn. Applying lube to the brake shoe rollers and slots roller slots (figure 32). 12. 11. Avoid getting lubricant on the middle of the rollers where they contact the S-cam (figure 32). 14. 10 and 11 with the upper brake shoe. Attaching new brake return spring 24 L974 . 9. 13. THE BRAKE SHOE WILL BE UNDER SPRING TENSION. Pull the lower brake shoe away from the S-cam. squeeze the roller retaining clip together and insert the shoe roller/retaining clip assembly between the brake shoe webs (figure 33).

11. On the brake shoes. lubricate the brake shoe roller slots (figure 32). STANDARD SERVICE BRAKE SHOE INSTALLATION PROCEDURE IMPORTANT: This method requires a special tool. Avoid getting lubricant on the middle of the rollers where they contact the S-cam (figure 32). Swing the lower brake shoe into position over the anchor pins using the S-cam-to-roller contact as a pivot point. Using the notched screwdriver. All users of Meritor automatic slack adjusters should refer to the Arvin Meritor website at http://www.DRUM BRAKE MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES Gunite® — Backing off a new slack adjuster may require up to 50 ft. Install the brake shoe rollers and roller retaining clips on the brake shoes. lbs. 8. 3. attach the two new brake retaining springs on the anchor end L974 AUTOMATIC SLACK ADJUSTER INSTALLATION NOTE: As of August 2006. (68 N•m) of torque. 5. DO NOT use an impact wrench or internal-adjusting mechanism damage will occur. Attach the return spring to the lower brake shoe.6 N•m) of torque is necessary to overcome the internal-adjusting mechanism. If necessary. 2.com/Docs/Catalog.pdf for complete slack adjuster installation details. Adjust the brakes following the slack adjuster manufacturer’s recommended procedure. of the brake shoes. resting the brake shoe webs on the anchor pin. Haldex® — A minimum of 13 ft. install a return spring pin (see figure 31) in the replacement upper and lower brake shoes. 7.meritorhvs. 4. Hendrickson no longer offers Meritor or Crewson Brunner automatic slack adjusters. 6. (17. The air chamber pushrod length and appropriate slack adjuster thread engagement for slack adjusters not supplied by Hendrickson is now dictated by the appropriate slack adjuster manufacturer. Install the brake drum and the tire/wheel assembly following the manufacturer’s recommended procedure. Securely lock the retaining clip in the brake shoe web holes (figure 34). A heavy-duty screwdriver with a v-shaped notch cut into the bottom of the blade (see figure 4) will serve the purpose. 25 . Put the upper brake shoe in position. A ratcheting sound will be heard as the manual adjusting nut is rotated counterclockwise. has been updated to reflect this change.pdf for complete slack adjuster installation details. IMPORTANT: Lubricant is only desired on the ends of the brake shoe rollers. 1. Wheel-end Maintenance Procedures. lbs.com/MeritorHVS_Docum ents/mm4. All users of Crewson Brunner automatic slack adjusters should refer to the Crewson Brunner website at http://crewsonindustries. Position the lower brake shoe roller on the S-cam. 10. GENERAL Automatic slack adjusters manufactured by Bendix®. Hook the brake return spring to the return spring pin in the upper brake shoe. Hendrickson publication L496. 9.

the spring brake must be manually caged to retract the push rod. This method requires that a specific angle be established between the slack adjuster body and the air chamber push rod. 3. an automatic slack adjuster must have a fixed reference point. Gunite and Bendix slack adjusters use the starting angle method. On Hendrickson suspensions. If an air supply is available. To operate as intended. Check the operating condition of the foundation brakes including drums. An automatic slack adjuster performs two basic functions: (1) it transforms the linear force of the brake chamber into a torque which applies the foundation brakes. 2. This fixed reference point allows the internal adjusting mechanism to determine when it is appropriate to initiate brake adjustment. shoes and linings. etc. PREPARING ALL SLACK ADJUSTERS FOR INSTALLATION 1. bushings. A slotted control arm on the Haldex slack adjuster (figure 35) receives the anchor stud and sets the reference point. cams. Replace or repair as necessary. An internal adjusting mechanism monitors and maintains the proper clearance between the brake linings and brake drum. Remove the existing clevis assembly from the push rod. Haldex slack adjusters use the fixed pin method. Make sure that the brake chamber push rod is fully retracted. and (2) it automatically adjusts to compensate for brake lining wear. Haldex slack adjuster with the fixed pin reference method 26 L974 . If an air supply is not available. apply air to the spring brake to fully retract the push rod.DRUM BRAKE MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES Gunite® or Meritor™ can be found on Hendrickson suspensions (refer to figure 55 for slack adjuster type identification). All adjustments made by the internal adjusting mechanism are based on this specific starting angle. New clevis hardware will be installed Jam nut Haldex® slack adjuster Anchor stud nut Control arm Anchor stud Suspension beam Figure 35. An anchor stud (or fixed pin) fastened to the suspension beam (figure 35) establishes the reference point for the slack adjuster. Refer to the brake chamber manufacturers instructions for complete manual spring brake caging details. rollers. two methods are used to establish this fixed reference point: the fixed pin method and the starting angle method.

inner nut Jam nut 7 /16-in. DO NOT adjust or remove the push rod jam nut. you must size the push rod as instructed in the following step. 2. Check the ¾-in. manual adjusting nut Figure 36. you must install the extended length clevis. inner nut ® NOTE: Like other slack adjuster manufacturers. outer nut Push rod GUNITE INSTALLATION PROCEDURE NOTE: An installation template is required to install the Gunite automatic slack adjuster. the brake chamber push rod will be at the correct length for full engagement with the ¾-in. contact Gunite at 800-677-3786 to obtain one. 6. slack adjusters). ¾-in. Only hand tighten the nut at this time. inner nut to make sure it is fully threaded onto the push rod. 4.com or 800-6773786) for complete push rod cutting details. 5½. 8. outer nut onto the clevis housing. inner nut on the push rod until the appropriate centering hole on the template aligns with the center hole on the camshaft (the template has centering holes for 5. If you do not have this installation template. Clevis housing 1¼-in. outer nut ¾-in. Apply anti-seize compound to the push rod threads and fully thread the ¾-in. Gunite offers standard and extended length clevises. Thread the 1¼-in. To be properly installed on Hendrickson suspensions. 7. IMPORTANT: When Hendrickson provides a suspension with Gunite slack adjusters. Aligning the slack adjuster and collar locking hardware faces away from the brake chamber (figure 36). 1. Install the slack adjuster onto the camshaft splines so that the 7/16-in. Installing the Gunite collar locking hardware The push rod jam nut is supplied with the brake chamber and should already be installed. If you are replacing the original brake chamber with an aftermarket replacement brake chamber. Place the installation template over the large and small clevis pins as shown in figure 38. inner nut. it will have the extended length clevis. 27 1¼-in. Figure 37.gunite. 5. manual adjusting nut clockwise until the ¾-in. Gunite slack adjusters must have the extended length style of clevis. Refer to the Gunite slack adjuster service manual (www. 6 and 6½-in. If you are installing your own Gunite slack adjusters. Align the slack by adjusting the ¾-in. outer nut on the push rod and slide it against the push rod jam nut (figure 36). inner nut onto the push rod (figure 36). Aftermarket replacement brake chambers only. inner nut on the end of the push rod slips inside the hollow clevis housing (figure 37).DRUM BRAKE MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES with the new slack adjuster. inner nut. When Hendrickson provides a suspension with Gunite slack adjusters. Rotate the 7/16-in. a new push rod must be installed and cut to length. manual adjusting nut L974 . Place the 1¼-in. If the push rod is not fully engaged in the ¾-in. 3.

after adjusting the inner nut (figure 40). When properly installed. inner nut. When the slack is properly aligned. outer nut to the clevis using 40 to 50 ft. use slow steady pressure to 104° Figure 39. 12. (54 to 68 N•m) of torque. NOTE: Failure to tighten the jam nut will allow the air chamber push rod to rotate in the clevis and change the installed position of the slack adjuster. (54 to 68 N•m) of torque. Fully apply and release the brakes to allow the brake chamber push rod to travel its maximum stroke. outer nut using 40 to 50 ft. mark the push rod. Uncage the spring brake. manual adjusting nut counterclockwise to move the slack adjuster arm out of the way.DRUM BRAKE MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES Maximum 1/16 in. 10. Go back to the steps on these pages for complete details: Figure 38. 9. Figure 40. Gunite maximum push rod/clevis thread engagement Installation template Template centering hole avoid damaging the internal clutch mechanism. Fitting the installation template on the clevis pins To access the ¾-in. lbs. A ratcheting sound will be heard as the manual adjusting nut is rotated counterclockwise. large clevis pin and the camshaft will form an angle of 104° (figure 39). If the push rod threads extend through the clevis more than 1/16-in. (68 N•m) of torque on a new Gunite® slack adjuster. tighten the 1¼-in. 13. the push rod. Tighten the push rod jam nut against the 1¼-in. Complete the Gunite slack adjuster installation by installing the spline inner washers and retaining ring. remove the clevis and cut the push rod to the proper length. This may require up to 50 ft. lbs. 11. lbs. it will be necessary to unthread the 1¼-in. Repeat steps 5 through 8 until the appropriate centering hole on the template aligns with the center hole on the camshaft. Clearance must exist between the slack adjuster and all adjacent chassis components. Check for proper clearance. When rotating the manual adjusting nut counterclockwise. outer nut from the clevis housing and rotate the 7/16-in. Proper Gunite installation angle 28 L974 .

in. use slow steady pressure to avoid damaging Camshaft splines Anchor stud Control arm Brake chamber Clevis assembly Manual adjusting nut faces away from brake chamber Push rod jam nut Slack adjuster arm just clears clevis assembly Figure 42. Orient the slack adjuster so that: • The 7/16 . steps 19 and 20 for models “A” and “B” • Page 17. Rotate the slack adjuster control arm until the installation indicator aligns within the indicator notch (figure 41). Install the slack adjuster onto the camshaft splines and guide the control arm over the anchor stud (figure 42). Loosen the anchor stud nut so that the anchor stud can be easily moved within the slot in the suspension beam (refer to figure 35).DRUM BRAKE MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES • Page 13. Orienting the Haldex® slack adjuster for proper installation L974 29 . Aligning the Haldex® ABA slack adjuster slack adjuster arm hole. Rotate the 7/16 . manual adjusting nut faces away from the brake chamber (figure 42) • The slack adjuster arm just clears the push rod clevis assembly (figure 42) 4. NOTE: If counterclockwise adjustment is necessary. manual adjusting nut clockwise until the clevis holes line up with the Installation indicator Indicator notch Control arm Figure 41. 5. 3. steps 16 and 17 for Cam Tube System™ models Correct Incorrect HALDEX® AUTOMATIC BRAKE ADJUSTER (ABA) INSTALLATION PROCEDURE 1. steps 18 and 19 for model “C” • Page 22.in. 2. Make sure the installation indicator does not rotate out of alignment with the indicator notch (figure 41).

Go back to the steps on these pages for complete details: • Page 13. Install the clevis pin and cotter pin. 9. 3. A minimum of 13 ft. figure 42). Tighten the air chamber push rod jam nut against the clevis. 4. Complete the Haldex® SABA slack adjuster installation by installing the spline inner washers 30 L974 . Tighten the anchor stud nut to 40 . Install the slack adjuster onto the camshaft splines and guide the control arm over the anchor stud (figure 42). Complete the Haldex® ABA slack adjuster installation by installing the spline inner washers and retaining ring. Loosen the anchor stud nut so that the anchor stud can be easily moved within the slot in the suspension beam (refer to figure 35). A minimum of 13 ft. 2. use slow steady pressure to avoid damaging the internal clutch mechanism. After any counterclockwise adjustment is made. manual adjusting nut clockwise until the clevis holes line up with the slack adjuster arm hole. Hendrickson recommends a slack orientation that allows: • The 7/16 . 7. This permits easy access to the grease fitting on the slack adjuster. (54 . lbs. Tighten the anchor stud nut to 40 . steps 19 and 20 for models “A” and “B” • Page 17. 6. lbs. 7. make sure the installation indicator and indicator notch are still aligned. • The road. Torque to 45 ft.and curb-side slack adjusters to be mirror images of each other. • The slack adjuster arm to just clear (or be approximately one inch away from) the push rod clevis assembly as shown in figure 42. Figure 42a. (54 . 8. The Haldex® SABA slack adjuster HALDEX SELF-SETTING AUTOMATIC BRAKE ADJUSTER (SABA) INSTALLATION PROCEDURE 1. lbs.50 ft.6 N•m) of torque is required to overcome the internal clutch mechanism.68 N•m) of torque. 8. NOTE: If counterclockwise adjustment is necessary. Apply anti-seize compound to the clevis pin.in. steps 16 and 17 for Cam Tube System models Control arm NOTE: The Haldex SABA slack adjuster is differentiated from the regular ABA by the lack of an installation indicator and indicator notch.DRUM BRAKE MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES the internal clutch mechanism. extreme force. (17. steps 18 and 19 for model “C” • Page 22. 5. but do not use sudden. Install the clevis pin and cotter pin. so a “common” control arm position is created on both sides of the axle. Apply anti-seize compound to the clevis pin. (61 N•m).in. Even though the unique SABA control-arm design (figure 42a) allows the slack to be oriented in any position for installation (as long as the control arm can engage the anchor stud. Rotate the 7/16 . (17. In other words.68 N•m) of torque.50 ft. lbs. (61 N•m). lbs. Torque to 45 ft. Tighten the air chamber push rod jam nut against the clevis.6 N•m) of torque is required to overcome the internal clutch mechanism. 6. manual adjusting nut to face away from the brake chamber (figure 42). the control arms on both slacks are to have a similar orientation. lbs.

6. Make sure the snap ring is in place on the adapter bushing (completely in the groove machined into the adapter bushing). Position brake actuator push rod jam nut approximately one inch away from the end of the push rod (figure 42c). Thread the quick-connect adapter busing onto the push rod until it is flush with the end of the push rod (figure 42d). Turn the 9/16-inch manual adjusting nut clockwise until the adapter bushing begins to Jam nut Manual adjusting nut Figure 42c. steps 16 and 17 for Cam Tube System models Approximately 1 inch BENDIX INSTALLATION PROCEDURE 1. Fully compress the snap ring legs and continue turning the manual adjusting nut until the adapter is completely inside the yoke. Install slack adjuster onto camshaft splines so that the 9/16-inch manual adjusting nut faces away from the brake chamber (figure 42c). Go back to the steps on these pages for complete details: • Page 13. 3. 4.DRUM BRAKE MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES and retaining ring. steps 18 and 19 for model “C” • Page 22. steps 19 and 20 for models “A” and “B” • Page 17. 7. Threading adapter bushing onto push rod 31 . Release the snap ring legs and allow it to expand into the corresponding groove in the Push rod Quick-connect adapter bushing Quick-connect adapter bushing is flush with end of push rod Snap ring legs Slack adjuster yoke Figure 42b. 2. Installing the Bendix slack adjuster enter the slack adjuster yoke. Remove the quick-connect adapter bushing from the slack adjuster yoke by simultaneously squeezing the snap-ring legs and pulling the adapter busing away from the slack adjuster (figure 42b). Quick-connect adapter bushing removal details L974 Figure 42d. 5. 8.

Figure 42e. Holding the adapter bushing with one wrench.DRUM BRAKE MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES yoke. tighten the push rod jam nut with a second wrench using 33 to 50 ft. Make sure the snap ring is fully seated in both the yoke and adapter bushing grooves by manually pulling the slack adjuster arm. Proper Bendix slack installation angle WHEEL STUD REMOVAL / INSTALLATION PROCEDURE 32 L974 . 11. For 5. the angle should be 90 to 109 degrees.500 miles. 9. (45 to 68 N•m) of torque. When the slack is properly aligned. tighten the push rod jam nut against the adapter bushing.5-inch slacks. the angle should be 98 to 111 degrees. Check the installation angle (figure 42e). lbs. For 6-inch slacks. SLACK ADJUSTER LUBRICATION INTERVALS Lubricate the slack adjuster grease fittings every three months or 7. 10. Use #2EP NLGI chassis lube.

A coil will generate a magnetic field that could interfere with the function of the ABS sensor. ABS Sensor wiring harness installation details L974 33 . Harness is fed through hole in spider Harness is secured to axle with nylon wire tie See view “A” View “A” Figure 43. make sure the sensor wiring harness is: • • • fed through the hole in the spider (figure 43) fastened securely to the axle between the beam and spider (figure 43) with a nylon wire tie not in danger of rubbing or chafing against the brake drum or any other suspension components Also if the installation results in excess cable.DRUM BRAKE MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES ABS SENSOR INSTALLATION It is the original equipment manufacturer’s responsibility to secure the ABS sensor wiring harness to the axle when an ABS system is installed on a Hendrickson suspension. This dimension not critical. A coil will generate a magnetic field that could interfere with the function of the ABS sensor. When installing an ABS system. but should be no less than 2 inches to avoid sharp bends in harness IMPORTANT: Do not form a coil with excess harness length. do not form a coil with the excess cable.

Remove the tire and wheel assembly. Do not use a jack to support the vehicle. 2. Brake drum removed Figure 44. mark the studs being removed so they do not get mixed up with the new replacement studs (figure 44). Use of a hammer can cause impact damage to the bearing raceway. readjust brake if necessary and torque wheels per recommendations. 3. Use the stud remover shown in figure 47 to extract the hub studs. Using a paint stick or some other suitable method. Figure 45 Retracting the brake shoes 4. Chock the wheels to prevent vehicle from moving. Remove the drum (figure 46). 34 L974 .DRUM BRAKE MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES REMOVAL 1. Apply vehicle parking brake. Upon assembly. 6. 9. Identifying “old” studs WARNING Do not use a hammer to remove hub studs. it may be necessary to slightly retract the brake shoes so the drum can clear the brake shoe / lining assembly (figure 45). Discard all removed studs. Support the vehicle with safety stands. 8. Park the vehicle on a level surface. If this is necessary. 7. 5. Remove the brake drum. reducing bearing life. Raise the specific axle so that the wheel requiring stud removal / replacement is off the ground. Matchmark the wheel and hub relationship so the drum can be reinstalled in the same orientation on the hub when the procedure is complete. Figure 46. 11. In some instances. Do not work under a vehicle supported only by jacks. 10. Record serial number of hub for future reference and service records. refer to the RETRACTING THE BRAKE SHOES OR SLACK ADJUSTER CONTROL ARM(S) section on page 38 for complete brake shoe retracting instructions.

Do not use more than 2 drops of oil. Complete the stud draw-in process using a torque wrench set to 300 ft. line up knurls on the replacement stud with impressions (grooves) in the hub stud hole. Apply two drops of oil to each nut to ensure that the nuts spin freely. Remove the nut and discard.0015" feeler gauge to make sure the bolt is seated (figure 50). 8. 4. lbs. Use a ½inch impact wrench to tighten the nut and draw the replacement stud into the hub stud hole. (407 N•m) (figure 49). Readjust brakes if necessary. Installing new studs into the hub INSTALLATION 1. 7. Checking stud installation L974 35 . Figure 49 Using a torque wrench to complete the stud draw-in process Figure 50. Install new studs into the hub (figure 48). Extracting the studs Figure 48. 5. 6. 9. If possible. Check stud installation with a 0. Install the brake drum. NOTE: Do not use this nut in a new assembly. Clean all related flat surfaces on hub with buffer or crocus cloth. Install new studs using an original nut. 2. Align matchmarks.DRUM BRAKE MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES Figure 47. 3. Install the tire and wheel assembly and tighten to the recommended torque value.

DRUM BRAKE MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES INSTALLING THE BRAKE DRUM AND TIRE/WHEEL ASSEMBLY Both hub pilot and stud pilot wheel mounting systems are available on Hendrickson suspensions. but a spherical radius contact area between the mounting nut and the wheel centers the wheel on the hub (figure 52). ball seat cap nut or double cap nut system). Single Brake drum Hex Dual Tire/wheel assembly Hub Pilot bosses Figure 51. Flange nut Flange With the stud pilot system (also known as the ball seat. the brake drum is centered on a pilot boss just like the hub pilot system. pilot bosses (which are machined into the hub) center the brake drum and tire/wheel assembly on the hub. Before reusing flange nuts that have already been used in service. The entire wheel assembly is fastened together by a single cap nut on each wheel stud (for single wheel applications) or by inner and outer cap nuts on each wheel stud (for dual wheel applications). apply two drops of oil at one point between the flange and the hex. The entire wheel assembly is fastened together by a single flange nut on each wheel stud for both single and dual wheel applications (figure 51). With the hub pilot system. Stud pilot wheel mounting system 36 L974 . Hub pilot wheel mounting system Single Brake drum Inner cap nut Outer cap nut Dual Spherical radius contact area Tire/wheel assembly Hub Figure 52.

lbs. wheels and nuts. lbs. whether to use a wheel dolly or a sling. 3. 6. 4. drum. lbs. 10 stud tightening sequence 1 8 6 4 3 5 2 7 Figure 54. Clean all mating surfaces on the hub. (68 N•m) of torque. Figure 53. tighten all wheel nuts to 50 ft. Follow the above steps for the outer wheel. One or more wheel nuts can be started in order to hold the wheel and drum into position. (68 N•m) of torque to draw the wheel and brake drum up fully against the hub.DRUM BRAKE MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES The following information is intended to provide basic brake drum and wheel installation instructions. Install the remaining wheel nuts. 5.678 N•m) of torque. Mount the brake drum on the hub so it seats on the drum pilot and against the hub face. Mount the wheel on the hub. Finer details such as whether or not to use a corrosion inhibitor. service and installation practices for complete installation details. 7. are left to the reader’s discretion. Apply 50 ft. retighten all wheel nuts to 450 . life and integrity of the wheel end.500 ft. Proper torque is essential for the service. 2. Rotate the hub so a pilot boss is at the top (12 o’clock) position. whether or not to lubricate the hub pilots. Refer to the hub and/or wheel manufacturer’s installation instructions and your company’s maintenance. Rotate the wheel and check for any rotational irregularity. (610 . 1 10 3 8 6 5 7 2 9 4 INSTALLATION PROCEDURES 1. Check the seating of the wheel and brake drum at the pilot bosses. Tighten the top wheel nut first. 8. Using the sequence shown in figure 53 or 54. 8 stud tightening sequence L974 37 . Using the sequence shown in figure 53 or 54. etc. 9. CAUTION: Retorque all wheel nuts after 50 to 100 miles. if so equipped..

38 L974 .Rotate the 7/16-in. in some instances it may be necessary to slightly retract the brake shoes so the drum can clear the brake shoe/lining assembly.Rotate the 7/16-in. When removing the camshaft. in some instances it may be necessary to fully retract the brake shoes in order to remove the brake shoe rollers and roller retaining clips. Refer to figure 55 for slack adjuster type identification and manual adjusting nut locations. manual adjusting nut (figure 55b) counterclockwise. DO NOT USE AN IMPACT WRENCH. When rotating the adjusting nut. 1. When rotating the adjusting nut. A ratcheting sound will be heard as the nut is rotated. A ratcheting sound will be heard as the nut is rotated. TO PREVENT INTERNAL GEAR DAMAGE.DRUM BRAKE MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES RETRACTING THE BRAKE SHOES OR SLACK ADJUSTER CONTROL ARM(S) When removing the brake drum. use slow steady pressure to avoid damaging the internal clutch mechanism. use slow steady pressure to avoid damaging the internal clutch mechanism. DO NOT USE AN IMPACT WRENCH. use slow steady pressure to avoid damaging the internal clutch mechanism. manual adjusting nut (figure 55a) counterclockwise. Slack adjusters manufactured by Gunite® or Haldex® can be found on Hendrickson suspensions.Rotate the 9/16-in. Haldex® . manual adjusting nut (figure 55c) counterclockwise. To retract the brake shoes: Gunite® . TO PREVENT INTERNAL GEAR DAMAGE. Bendix® . In each of these cases. the brake shoes or the slack adjuster control arm(s) are retracted by rotating a manual adjusting nut on the automatic slack adjuster. When servicing the brakes. it is necessary to retract the slack adjuster control arm(s) from the clevis so the slack adjuster can be removed from the camshaft. When rotating the adjusting nut. A ratcheting sound will be heard as the nut is rotated.

Slack adjuster options L974 39 . Haldex Manual adjusting nut c. Gunite b. Bendix Figure 55.DRUM BRAKE MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES Slack adjuster location Manual adjusting nut Manual adjusting nut a.

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