Dodge Power Wagon Brake Adjustment


I need to back off the front brakes on my 59, W300M. How do I do that. I think I need to back out the two bolts in the backing plate that have a spring on them. Is that correct?

Posted by Vaughn on Wednesday, December 18, 2002 at 8:13PM :

In Reply to: Brake adjustment question posted by Jeff in N. Texas on Wednesday, December 18, 2002 at 7:22PM :

Adjustment

To adjust the brake shoe the following steps should be taken with wheel off the ground:

On the brake plate there are two ¾ inch nuts upper area, one on each side. Turn the front (front side of axle) brake shoe cam adjusting nut out (counter clockwise when facing wheel (driver side), or clockwise when facing brake plate) until wheel is locked, then back off until the wheel will spin;

Turn the cam for the rear shoe out (clockwise when facing wheel or counter clockwise when facing brake plate) until wheel is locked, then back off until wheel will spin;

Reverse for passenger side;

When bleeding start with rear passenger side wheel, then rear driver side, then front passenger then front driver side as final. Repeat until air is out, BUT MAKE SURE YOUR ARE CHECKING MASTER CYLINDER FLUID LEVEL FREQUENTLY DURING PROCESS to avoid pumping air into brake system.

Adjust brakes, then bleed!


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