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Old 12-01-2019, 06:52 PM   #1
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No adjustment to rear axle brakes?

I recently attempted to adjust my drum brakes on my V3305 to discover the forward and rear brakes seem to differ. For the front axle brakes,I quickly identified the knurled nut to adjust tension/contact via the published method. But on the rear, nowhere to stick the screwdriver to adjust. What I did notice, however, was both rear sides had visible horizontal springs inside the forward slot that I could easily deflect up or down with the screwdriver.

I had all 4 brakes replaced after our 9 month 15k mile cross-country excursion and had always gad service fine at a dealer. First time for me getting under there to make this adjustment. Thoughts?
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Old 12-02-2019, 01:33 AM   #2
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I recently attempted to adjust my drum brakes on my V3305 to discover the forward and rear brakes seem to differ. For the front axle brakes,I quickly identified the knurled nut to adjust tension/contact via the published method. But on the rear, nowhere to stick the screwdriver to adjust. What I did notice, however, was both rear sides had visible horizontal springs inside the forward slot that I could easily deflect up or down with the screwdriver.

I had all 4 brakes replaced after our 9 month 15k mile cross-country excursion and had always gad service fine at a dealer. First time for me getting under there to make this adjustment. Thoughts?

Brakes without external adjustments can be adjusted with the drums off. A brake caliper is needed. The caliper has two touch points on the ends. The smaller or inside touch point is inserted into the brake drum for the measurement. The outer touch point, the larger one, is placed over the shoes to allow for adjustment of the brake shoes.

One tool, one measurement.
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