Section XIII. MAINTENANCE OF THE BRAKES
(2) Brake cable.
2-51. Hand Brake Lever, Cable and
(a) Perform (1) (a) and (b) above.
(h) Remove the pin and detach the cable clevis
from the lever assembly.
(1) Level assembly. Refer to figure 2-35 and
(c) Remove the floor plate to expose the brake
remove the level assembly as follows:
(a) Disengage the handbrake.
(d) Remove the yoke pin and detach the yoke
(b) Remove the 2 screws and lockwashers from
from the brakeshoe actuating lever (fig. 2-36).
the cover and remove the cover.
(P) Remove the two cable clamps and remove
(c) Remove the small setscrew from the ad-
justing knob on the lever and turn the knob counter-
clockwise to disengage the brake cable.
(d) Remove the 2 rapscrews securing the lever
assembly to the truck.
Figure 2-36. Handbrake lower cable yoke adjustment.
b. Installation. Reverse procedure in a above. Make
final adjustment as instructed in c below. Yoke adjust-
ment should be such as to allow approximately 5 turns
on the adjusting knob for future periodic adjustment.
c. Adjustment. Up to a point, the adjusting knob on
the handbrake lever can be used to compensate for
brake lining wear. When the adjusting knob will no
longer provide the necessary brake adjustment, and
sufficient brake lining still remains, further adjustment
can be made at the lower cable yoke.
(1) Adjustment using the hand brake lever ad-
justing knob :
(a) Set the lever in fully released position.
(b) Remove the setscrew from the adjusting
(c) Turn the adjusting knob one or two turns
clockwise, check adjustment by engaging the brake.
(d) Repeat step (c) if necessary and reinstall
the setscrew in the adjusting knob.
(2) Adjustment of lower cable yoke.
(n) Disengage the brake and remove the set-
Figure 2-35. Handbrake lever, installed view.
screw from the adjusting knot). Turn the adjusting
knob 4 or 5 turns conterclockwise.