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Author Topic: Drive axle slack adjusters  (Read 1782 times)
Mike in GA
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« on: May 22, 2006, 02:48:03 PM »

I had no trouble adjusting the slacks on the steers and tags, on my MC 96A3, but do I need a pit to get at the ones on the drives? I had my bus tires 4 inches off the ground, and had some maneuvering room, but coundn't even see the adjuster nut. 
Any tips out there?
Mike in GA

Past President, Southeast Bus Nuts. Busin' for more than 15 years in a 1985 MC 96a3 with DD 8v92 and a 5 speed Allison c/r.
Buffalo SpaceShip
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« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2006, 03:06:14 PM »

Make some run-up blocks out or 3 or more plies of 2x12s. Bottom layer should be at least 48" long.

The biggest issue with drive axle adjustment is having to release park brakes to adjust slacks. Chock tires in several places, because you don't wanna die performing this job.

Brian Brown

Brian Brown
4108-216 w/ V730
Longmont, CO
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