Air Brake Manual


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Manual slack adjuster check - preferred method

With service brakes in the released position, mark the push rod even with the brake chamber. Make a full brake application and mark the push rod again. Measure between the two marks to determine the length of push-rod travel (stroke).

Compare the actual stroke to the recommended maximum stroke of 1 1/2 in. (38 mm) to determine if brake adjustment is necessary.

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Rev: 2018