6-10. AUTOMATIC SLACK ADJUSTERS REPLACEMENT.
This Task Covers:
d. Follow-On Tasks
Tools and Special Tools:
Tool kit, general mechanic's (Item 4, Appendix B-3
Landing legs down
Semitrailer disconnected from prime mover and wheels
Do not use teflon grease or molly-disulfide or white grease lubricant
for lubricating slack adjusters. These lubricants will affect the
Automatic Slack Adjuster (ASA) causing premature clutch failure,
resulting in injury to personnel and damage to equipment.
Electrical or pneumatic tools shall not be used for slack
Initial adjustments procedures start with measurement not
For detailed procedures and/or instructions see referenced
There are four slack adjusters and they are removed and
installed the same way. This procedure covers one slack
Remove nut (4), bracket (5), stud (3), and bushing (2) from slack adjuster (1).
See Appendix H-37.