ORGANIZATIONAL TROUBLESHOOTING - CONTINUED
TEST OR INSPECTION
AIR SYSTEM AND BRAKES - CONTINUED
BRAKES UNEVEN OR ERRATIC
Step 1. Inspect slack adjuster (1) for binding, and adjust brakes (page 2-478).
a. If slack adjuster (1), clevis (2), or pin (3) are damaged or dirty, clean or replace as needed (page
Step 2. Inspect brake assembly for binding parts.
c. If shoes (4), springs (5), or anchors (6) are tight, lubricate (LO 9-2320-269-12) or replace as
Step 3. Inspect brake chambers (7) for damage and leakage.
a. Start engine (TM 9-2320-269-10), let air pressure build up, and shut off engine (TM 9-2320-269-
b. Coat brake chamber (7) with soap solution. Have assistant apply brakes, and hold.
c. If brake chamber (7) shows signs of leakage or damage, replace (page 2-492), or notify Direct
d. If pushrod (8) is dirty or damaged, clean or replace brake chamber (7) (page 2-492), or notify
Direct Support Maintenance.
e. Release brakes.
Step 4. Inspect brake hoses (9) for damage.
a. If hoses (9) are bent or pinched between vehicle components, remove and reroute, or replace as
b. If hoses (9) are damaged or collapsed, replace as needed (page 2-492).