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Old 02-17-2010, 05:26 PM   #15
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Rivet brake smell

Originally Posted by Stefrobrts View Post
I just had my bearings done and brakes adjusted, and when I got home and parked it I stepped out and could smell something which I associate with brakes. My husband thought so too. I watched him back it into the carport and I could hear the brakes hum when activated, they seemed to be behaving normally, and it felt normal on the drive home. I wonder if what I was smelling was just because they had adjusted them and maybe they were dragging a bit or something? Should I be concerned or is that normal?
If you smelled the brake linings (unless you did a panic stop or fast deceleration from 60mph just before pulling in), you should have the shop check to see if they are to tight. Some drag is good, to much and they will heat up and cause the burning smell you may be experiencing.
Better safe than sorry in bluing the drums/discs.

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Old 02-18-2010, 11:47 AM   #16
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I called them and they said to bring it back in to check it out. They said they shouldn't be dragging at all. So one more trip to the shop...


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Old 02-18-2010, 01:42 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by Jim & Susan View Post
Agreed. What I'm asking is:

Do ALL NEW DEXTERS come with this NevRJust feature?

I've not heard of this specific feature on Dexter axles before.

Hi Jim,
The Nev r adjust brakes are recent product. I am pretty sure that it is not, even now , standard on all Dexter axles.
I do know that they are standard on 2010 A/S classics, but I don't know about the rest of the lines. My trailer also came standard with Dexter's Nev R lube hubs.

Here are a couple links.


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