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Old 03/13/2010, 07:31 PM   #1
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Breaks 101

Here's a question for all you mechanically inclined folks.

What happens when a properly working right side break adjuster is installed on the left side?




That's right; it eventually falls off!!!
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Old 03/13/2010, 07:43 PM   #2
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hopefully in the garage before you go down the road?????
no serious incident i hope????

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Old 03/13/2010, 08:47 PM   #3
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Nope, no catastophe.

Kept hearing a sound like a loose hub cap, but I don't have hub caps, so I put the car up on stands and spun each wheel until I found the culprit. Took off the drum and there it was, laying in the drum. Put it back on and started adjusting it outward but I had to turn it against the ratchet to expand it???!!! That ain't right! Luckily I had a spare left side adjuster.

Another good reason to inspect them every year.
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Old 03/13/2010, 09:16 PM   #4
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i pulled a drum on my pickup one time and found the socket i was missing for awhile.

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Old 03/14/2010, 06:47 AM   #5
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Nope, no catastophe.

Kept hearing a sound like a loose hub cap, but I don't have hub caps, so I put the car up on stands and spun each wheel until I found the culprit. Took off the drum and there it was, laying in the drum. Put it back on and started adjusting it outward but I had to turn it against the ratchet to expand it???!!! That ain't right! Luckily I had a spare left side adjuster.

Another good reason to inspect them every year.
I trust you pulled the rest of them and checked them?

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Old 03/14/2010, 07:35 AM   #6
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I trust you pulled the rest of them and checked them?
Yep, checked the other one.
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Old 03/14/2010, 11:44 AM   #7
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Question I'm assuming it was deliberate? ;-)

Nice play on words Arlie ...
"Breaks 101" instead of "Brakes 101" ...

(That was deliberate, right?)

I may have passed my "best before" date, but I haven't reached my "expiry" date!
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