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Rear Brake Adjuster Question
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: May 15, 2022 11:53AM

Does left hand thread adjuster belong on the driver or passenger side.

I am sure it is obvious but I am too GA to think that hard on a Sunday.

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Re: Rear Brake Adjuster Question
Posted by: dryenko ()
Date: May 15, 2022 12:10PM

As sitting in the pilot's seat .
LH is driver side
BC

Bob C aka Dryenko
Dobson, NC 27017

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Re: Rear Brake Adjuster Question
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: May 15, 2022 12:22PM

That is where LH thread adjuster is so it's correct Y/N?

I manually adjusted both sides...pedal got much better.

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Re: Rear Brake Adjuster Question
Posted by: jamesolefjensen ()
Date: May 15, 2022 02:31PM

Regardless of which side you are looking at, when you spin the adjuster star wheel to elongate the adjuster assembly, the paw riding in the star wheel teeth should ratchet. Another way to say it is the paw on the star wheel should prevent you from shortening the adjuster assembly (unless you manually lift the paw off of the star wheel teeth).

James
65 Corsa
SF Bay Area

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Re: Rear Brake Adjuster Question
Posted by: Frank DuVal ()
Date: May 15, 2022 05:58PM

Yes, Left is Driver's side here in the US.

And James' method works well for me on cars I do not know well, like 60s Fords.winking smiley

Frank DuVal

Fredericksburg, VA

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Re: Rear Brake Adjuster Question
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: May 18, 2022 07:58AM

Using James's description it went together with RH threads on the drivers side and works correctly.

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Re: Rear Brake Adjuster Question
Posted by: Wagon Master ()
Date: May 18, 2022 01:24PM

Ah Phil, not to be Mr. Obvious, but you do see the R and L under the cap that spins....right? That's to identify what side they go on.

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Re: Rear Brake Adjuster Question
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: May 18, 2022 04:43PM

That is a generic Doctor Google picture.

Plus I think that is threads not position.

Not sure Google is our friend this time.

But thanks very much...Captain Obvious.

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Re: Rear Brake Adjuster Question
Posted by: Wagon Master ()
Date: May 18, 2022 07:04PM

OK. Said another way.
The left hand (drivers side) adjuster is right hand thread and marked with an L under the cap.
The right hand (passenger side) adjuster is left hand thread and marked with an R under the cap.



Long time listener. First time caller. smoking smiley

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Re: Rear Brake Adjuster Question
Posted by: Frank DuVal ()
Date: May 18, 2022 07:45PM

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Phil
RH threads on the drivers side

AH I did not see the phrasing in that sentence.winking smiley

Yes, I just look at the R or L, and never take note of the direction of threads since I have the adjuster apart to clean the rust since I live in the rusty east!smileys with beer

It all makes sense now what Phil said.

And yes, I DO lubricate the threads and inside the swivel, since, again, I live in the rusty east, just like I lubricate wheel studs/nuts.

Frank DuVal

Fredericksburg, VA

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Re: Rear Brake Adjuster Question
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: May 19, 2022 04:24AM

I lubed everything that moves (except friction surfaces) with brake grease.

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Re: Rear Brake Adjuster Question
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: May 19, 2022 05:13AM

I have a box of LM self-adjusting brake parts, if anyone is needing a piece or wants purchase the box of parts. I no longer have use for the parts. Just steel now.

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