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Old 02-23-2006, 03:29 PM   #1
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The brakes.

Hello All,

I took off one of my wheels yesterday to do a little under-the-wheel-well work. I gave the wheel a spin while it was up and crrreeeeaaaak, no free spin. I noticed that my hubs were getting warmer than I thought they should the other day when I towed...

So what do I do about this? Are the brakes adjustable? The axle is brand new from Inland and the hubs were like this when it came, not very freely spinning, I assumed it was the brakes and they would loosen after a bit.


Any ideas?

Carlos Ferguson
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Old 02-23-2006, 03:34 PM   #2
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Hello All,

I took off one of my wheels yesterday to do a little under-the-wheel-well work. I gave the wheel a spin while it was up and crrreeeeaaaak, no free spin. I noticed that my hubs were getting warmer than I thought they should the other day when I towed...

So what do I do about this? Are the brakes adjustable? The axle is brand new from Inland and the hubs were like this when it came, not very freely spinning, I assumed it was the brakes and they would loosen after a bit.


Any ideas?

Carlos Ferguson
Carlos,
Brakes are adjustable, there should be a little plastic plug on the back side of the mounting plate, you take that off and reach in with a brake tool, it looks like a small pry bar or bent screwdriver, you can adjust the little star wheel to tighten or loosen the brakes. Don't ask me which way to turn it because I always get it wrong and have to go the other way You want to adjust them to just the point of dragging and not much more.

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Hi Carlos,
If you turn the star wheel inside the brake down it will loosen up the brakes. Up will tighten them up. Regards Russell in Sunny Tucson Az.
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