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Old 04-07-2012, 10:26 PM   #1
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Dragging fiver brakes

1 of 4 brakes on the Eagle drags on easy braking- This wheel will lock up under heavy braking- The wheels were off for a manual wheel bearing repack before we hit the road for home- New grease seals were used as always- The work was done by a pro I use in Az. The magnets and brake shoes were good to go at that time- Any suggestions what an old man [me] can do to find out what is going on before I take her to a garage? THANX in advance for all replies- DD
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Old 04-07-2012, 10:43 PM   #2
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If you can jack the trailer wheel off the ground you can check and adjust the brakes. A brake adjustment tool is helpful, but it can be done with a flat head screwdriver.

Here's a step by step narrative:
http://www.theoempartsstore.com/home.php?cat=1979

The other possibility is grease contamination of the brake shoes. You can check by pulling the wheel off.

Good luck.
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If you can jack the trailer wheel off the ground you can check and adjust the brakes. A brake adjustment tool is helpful, but it can be done with a flat head screwdriver.

Here's a step by step narrative:
http://www.theoempartsstore.com/home.php?cat=1979

The other possibility is grease contamination of the brake shoes. You can check by pulling the wheel off.

Good luck.
I am past the age when I can do major repairs so I rely on tips from forums to point me in the right direction- The tech discovered the grabbing brake was not in adjustment with the other brakes- In addition, all brakes needed to be adjusted- The adjuustment solved the problem- THANX for the reply- It was right on! JMHO- DD
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