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Author Topic: Where can I get training on wheel end air brake repair/maint?  (Read 724 times)
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« on: October 07, 2012, 10:56:33 AM »

Are there classes a person can attend that will train on wheel end air brake repair/maint?  I went to the Bendix training, but there was essentially zero on wheel end stuff.  I want to learn things like properly replacing a brake chamber, diagnosing bad auto slack adjusters, and the like.

A local community college offers truck technician training which includes a course on brakes.  It looks like the course runs 6 weeks five days a week for a 90 minutes.  I could work it in my schedule for my job I'm pretty sure.  The problem is the course is limited to those actually going for a diploma.  I'll probably contact them to see if I can attend if there is space available.
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« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2012, 02:38:51 PM »

B, wish you were down this way. I'd be over in a heart beat to help ya out.  Wink
 Hopefully there will be some one in your area that can help.
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« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2012, 02:41:34 PM »

Join the Army you get paid to learn lol
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« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2012, 02:48:27 PM »

Clifford, you were reading my mind lol! The Canadians do have one hell of a ordinance school for the military, one of my favorite military instructors here in the U.S. is from the Great white North Wink one heck of a wrench Wink
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« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2012, 04:42:08 PM »

It would a lot cheaper to take a class than to join the military.  My salary would plunge and I would probably never get to use my bus while I was in.  I'm so out of shape I would never pass the physical tests anyhow.  With my IT experience they probably wouldn't send me to mechanic's school anyhow.

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« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2012, 06:16:32 PM »

  (snip)  With my IT experience they probably wouldn't send me to mechanic's school anyhow.

     Exaclty, they'd make you a cook.
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« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2012, 06:19:38 PM »

Sure glad you said that Bruce I lmao that is the way it works
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