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more information Passenger Side Free Backing Brake Heating Up and Braking Problems on Trailer


Passenger Side Free Backing Brake Heating Up and Braking Problems on Trailer
…important to note that even free backing brakes require initial adjustment. TITAN Surg-O-Matic trailer brakes incorporate a back up feature that makes it necessary to rotate the wheels in the direction of forward rotation only when making adjustments.The brake adjustment nut is located behind a slot at the…



more information Proper Adjustment of 10 Inch Electric Brakes On Trailer


Proper Adjustment of 10 Inch Electric Brakes On Trailer
…the brake assembly. You will want to tighten the gear so that you cannot turn the wheel, then you will want to back the gear off 10 clicks. This will be the proper adjustment for the brakes and will need to be repeated on each brake assembly of the trailer (see video link).Another adjustment you will…



more information Troubleshooting a Brake Controller that is Not Activating Trailer Brakes


Troubleshooting a Brake Controller that is Not Activating Trailer Brakes
…your brakes could be out of adjustment. Check out the video I attached on trailer brakes that show how this is down. Fast forward to the 4:40 mark to see the adjustment.Nearly all trailer wiring problems are ground related. I would next recommend you check the grounding of the wires of the brake assemblies…



more information Power To Trailer Brake Magnets But Brakes Are Not Engaging


Power To Trailer Brake Magnets But Brakes Are Not Engaging
trailer brakes (see FAQ).Next, I would recommend checking to make sure the brake assemblies are adjusted properly. You will want to turn the adjustment gear which is accessible from the back of the brake assembly (see video link). After making this adjustment you will want to also reset the brake controller…



more information Electric Trailer Brake Assembly Adjustment


Electric Trailer Brake Assembly Adjustment
…in the other direction, about 10 clicks until the brakes drag slightly. Make sure all brake assemblies are adjusted in the same manner.Check out the video (see link). Beginning at the 4:23 mark, our installer shows how to adjust your trailer brakes.



more information Adjusting Trailer Brakes to Achieve Maximum Braking Performance


Adjusting Trailer Brakes to Achieve Maximum Braking Performance
…them. Having the brakes and controller adjusted so that the trailer brakes will lock up can be counter productive to efficient braking performance. A skidding wheel does not provide braking. Your best bet would be to adjust the brakes so that they have a slight drag, and set your brake controller so that…



more information One Side Of Electric Trailer Brakes Are Locking Up When Braking


One Side Of Electric Trailer Brakes Are Locking Up When Braking
brake assembly. You will want to tighten the gear so that you cannot turn the hub or wheel, then you will want to back the gear off 10 clicks. This will be the proper adjustment for the brakes and will need to be repeated on each brake assembly of the trailer (see video link). After making this adjustment



more information Trailer Brakes Do Not Lock Up When Brake Controller Is At Max Settings on 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe


Trailer Brakes Do Not Lock Up When Brake Controller Is At Max Settings on 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe
brake shoes could not be close enough to the drum. To ensure the brakes are properly adjusted, you will want to turn the adjustment dial until you cannot rotate the hub and then back off about 10 clicks. I have attached a video of our installation technician adjusting electric brakes on a trailer for…



more information Which Way Does the Adjustment Wheel Turn to Tighten Electric Trailer Brakes


Which Way Does the Adjustment Wheel Turn to Tighten Electric Trailer Brakes
…Free-Backing Hydraulic Trailer Brake Assembly, # T4202900, to tighten it. So essentially the adjustment wheel will roll away from the trailer. I have included a link to a video showing the installation of electric brakes. At about the 4:55 mark our installer adjusts the brakes.



more information Why Do Trailer Brakes Seem Weak On The Trailer When Using The Draw-Tite Brake Controller # 5500


Why Do Trailer Brakes Seem Weak On The Trailer When Using The Draw-Tite Brake Controller # 5500
brake controller.Another thing to check would be the brakes on the trailer. You will want to make sure that the brakes are in good condition and are adjusted correctly. I am including a video link of an electric brake installation and it will show how to adjust the brakes on your trailer. Adjustment



more information How to Adjust Electric Trailer Brakes on a 2000 HandS Tandem Axle Trailer


How to Adjust Electric Trailer Brakes on a 2000 HandS Tandem Axle Trailer
Adjusting trailer brakes is pretty easy once you have the brake axle raised and safely blocked up. Start by removing the rubber plugs installed over the adjustment holes on the brake backing plates. Then, adjust the brakes until you cannot easily turn the brake drum by hand. Now, back off the adjuster



more information Will Out of Adjustment Trailer Brakes Cause a Fault Code on the Electric Trailer Brake Controller


Will Out of Adjustment Trailer Brakes Cause a Fault Code on the Electric Trailer Brake Controller
…your brakes are properly adjusted. If the tire is hard to spin or you hear intermittent or no lining drag the brakes should be adjusted. We have a video that shows how to adjust the trailer brakes at the 4 minute 35 second mark, see link.Most likely the fault code is due to a wiring issue or brake magnet…



more information Installed New Trailer Brakes, Getting Power on Brake Output Circuit, But Brakes Not Functioning


Installed New Trailer Brakes, Getting Power on Brake Output Circuit, But Brakes Not Functioning
brakes need adjusting. Make sure that one lead from each brake magnet is securely grounded to clean metal on the trailer frame. I am including a video link to installation of brake magnets on a trailer. If the brakes themselves are actuating, but not providing stopping power, you might need to re-adjust



more information No Brakes On Trailer When Using Draw-Tite Brake Controller # 5500 on a 2011 Dodge Ram 1500


No Brakes On Trailer When Using Draw-Tite Brake Controller # 5500 on a 2011 Dodge Ram 1500
adjust the brakes by accessing the adjustment gear on the back of the brakes (see video link). You will want to tighten up this gear until you cannot easily spin the trailer wheel. Then, you will want to back the gear off, usually about 10 clicks, but can vary for different brake setups.After adjusting



more information Will the Dexter Nev-R-Adjust 6K and 7K Brake Assemblies Work For 5K Axles On My Trailer


Will the Dexter Nev-R-Adjust 6K and 7K Brake Assemblies Work For 5K Axles On My Trailer
I would recommend checking 2 adjustments on your brake setup to make sure they are adjusted correctly. The first adjustment is on the back of your drum brakes using a special pry tool. You will want to turn the adjustment gear through the back of the hub with this tool until you cannot spin the hub…



more information Will Using Nev-R-Adjust Brake Assembly 23-468 Remedy Overheating Trailer Brake Assembly Issue


Will Using Nev-R-Adjust Brake Assembly 23-468 Remedy Overheating Trailer Brake Assembly Issue
…recommend checking the brake magnets and brake adjustment first, in case the issue could be easily remedied.Keep in mind that the Nev-R-Adjust Assembly will need to be adjusted once initially after installation.I have included a link to a video demonstrating the proper way to adjust brakes, if needed.



more information Trailer Brakes Dragging on Downhill Runs with a Demco Disc Brake Actuator


Trailer Brakes Dragging on Downhill Runs with a Demco Disc Brake Actuator
The first thing you should check is the brake adjustment on the brakes themselves. If they are improperly adjusted, readjustment could solve the issue. We have a video detailing how to adjust trailer brakes, check out the 4 minute 30 second mark in the video attached below. You should also check the…



more information Weak Power Signal on Brake Controller To Brakes on Stock Trailer w/ 2006 Chevrolet Truck


Weak Power Signal on Brake Controller To Brakes on Stock Trailer w/ 2006 Chevrolet Truck
trailer frame.I would also check the adjustment of the trailer brakes to make sure they are adjusted properly. With the trailer wheel off the ground, you should be able to spin the wheel and hear a light brushing or dragging of the trailer brakes. I have linked a video that shows how to properly adjust



more information Adjusting the Settings on a Tekonsha P2 Trailer Brake Controller on a 2005 GMC Topkick 6500


Adjusting the Settings on a Tekonsha P2 Trailer Brake Controller on a 2005 GMC Topkick 6500
braking by the trailer.Since the brakes are new you may need to adjust them if you have not done so already. New brakes, even Nev-r-Adjust brake, need at least an initial adjustment. I have linked a video in which our installer shows how to adjust the brakes. At about the 4:24 mark, our installer adjusts



more information Brake Controller Works When Brake is Activated but Trailer Brakes Do Not Work


Brake Controller Works When Brake is Activated but Trailer Brakes Do Not Work
brakes might need adjustment, or the brake magnets or pads might be shot and in need of replacing. The brake drums might need resurfacing, as well.If you pull off the drum and you can see the copper magnet windings exposed, the magnets will need replacing.To adjust the brakes, jack up the trailer and…



more information Drum to Disc Brake Conversion Kit for EZLoader Adjustable Bunk-Style Tandem Axle Boat Trailer


Drum to Disc Brake Conversion Kit for EZLoader Adjustable Bunk-Style Tandem Axle Boat Trailer
…article and video. The article details where to take the spindle measurements and the video may also be helpful to illustrate how to remove bearings.Once we know the bearing and seal numbers we can determine if the Titan Disc Brake Kit, part # T4843200, is a correct fit for your trailer. If a complete…



more information One Nev-R-Adjust Trailer Brake Assembly is Very Tight Even After Loosening the Brakes


One Nev-R-Adjust Trailer Brake Assembly is Very Tight Even After Loosening the Brakes
…This does not seem likely but it might be worth measuring them on the insides to see. Adjusting Nev-R-Adjust brakes is actually a little more difficult than you might think. If you were able to turn the adjustment wheel to back off the shoes and you have reached as far as it will go, try giving the shoes…



more information Trailer Brakes Getting Extremely Hot When Towing with a 2009 Ford F-150 and Brake Controller


Trailer Brakes Getting Extremely Hot When Towing with a 2009 Ford F-150 and Brake Controller
…the trailer could be improperly adjusted. There is an access hole in the backing plate to insert a brake adjusting tool through and turn the adjuster in or out to properly adjust the trailer brakes.We have a video on trailer brake installation and at 4 minutes 40 seconds trailer brake adjustment is shown…



more information Trailer Brakes Lock Up When Brakes Are Applied WithThe Hopkins Agility Brake Controller, # HM47295


Trailer Brakes Lock Up When Brakes Are Applied WithThe Hopkins Agility Brake Controller, # HM47295
brake shoes are too far out they might be locking up. The best way to adjust the brakes on your trailer is to back off the brake shoes until there is no drag on the drums at all and then tighten them up until you get a slight, even drag on the drum.I am sending a video link that will show adjusting trailer









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