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Which Way To Turn Adjuster Wheel To Increase Tension On Trailer Braking Assemblies

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The explanation for adjusting the brakes confuses me. Both adjusters face the same way. I assume when you say the wheel teeth move upward to tighten the shoes you mean from the perspective of the window on the backing plate. Since the adjuster both face forward and one is on the opposite side of the trailer wouldnt that mean that one of them would turn in the opposite direction to get the desired effect???

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In order to adjust manual trailer braking assemblies you will first need the correct tool which is the Brake Adjustment Spoon part # W80630. Once you have this tool you can remove the rubber plug from the back of the braking assembly, spin the wheel/tire, and then turn the star wheel upward while looking at the rear of the braking assembly until you start to get a slight drag on the pads. The upward motion to increase tension will be the same for both sides.

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