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Richbo
Posted 2019-01-12 11:18 AM (#576646)
Subject: Adjusting Brakes


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Hi all.
I found that a 11mm 6point socket fits very snug on those rusty brake adjusters, better than the 7/16 normally used.
Just don't tell anyone you used a metric tool on a classic Mopar !!! ;-)
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56D500boy
Posted 2019-01-12 12:01 PM (#576651 - in reply to #576646)
Subject: RE: Adjusting Brakes



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Richbo - 2019-01-12 11:18 AM

Hi all.
I found that a 11mm 6point socket fits very snug on those rusty brake adjusters, better than the 7/16 normally used.


Good to know.

Just to check the math 7/16 inches x 25.4 mm/inch = 11.11 mm So 11 mm = snug. Your 7/16" adjustment cam head must be a bit worn.

What I want/need for adjusting the center plane brakes is something like this offset box head wrench:



I think the original shop tool for adjusting was something like this:



Based on this:



REFERENCE: http://www.forwardlook.net/forums/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=68135&...


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finsruskw
Posted 2019-01-12 2:03 PM (#576663 - in reply to #576646)
Subject: Re: Adjusting Brakes



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Use a 6 point socket for good results
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wizard
Posted 2019-01-12 2:48 PM (#576667 - in reply to #576646)
Subject: Re: Adjusting Brakes



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I have the adjuster tool in the picture - 6-point.

The 12-point ones gives too much freeplay.

Adjust according to the instructions, apply the brakes several times and recheck. On cars with PB - start the engine and apply the brakes a couple of times and recheck.
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