This task covers:
b. Follow-On Maintenance
Engine OFF, (TM 9-2320-364-10)
Wheels chocked, (TM 9-2320-364-10)
Wheel and tire removed, (TM 9-2320-364-10)
Brakes caged (No. 3, 4 and 5 axles only),
Tools and Special Tools
Tool Kit, General Mechanics: Automotive
(Item 74, Appendix G)
Gage, Feeler (Item 27, Appendix G)
12-3. BRAKE SHOE ADJUSTMENT.
Turn both adjusting bolts the same amount of clicks to center brake shoes evenly.
Turn top adjusting bolt in counterclockwise direction to adjust top brake shoe. Turn bottom
adjusting bolt in clockwise direction to adjust bottom brake shoe.
It is normal to experience initial high breakaway torques on some adjusting bolts. After
initial adjustment subsequent torques will be normal.
Tighten adjusting bolts (1) one click at a time until both brake shoes (2) are fully seated against brake