Troubleshooting Weak Brakes on 2008 Everest After Having Bearings Repacked

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I have a everest 2008 weighs 12500 lbs Just had wheel bearing repacked they said they adjust brakes but with controler prodigy at full voltage at 20 mph can hardle feel brakes using manual control using truck breaks all it does is push you. Was working fine.

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Either they somehow got grease on your brakes and they aren't working because of that or the brakes are way out of adjustment. Are the brakes manual adjust or self -adjust? If they are self adjust they should start working again after a several brake applications while moving.

If they are manual adjust you'd want to click the star wheel of the assemblies until you feel a light drag as you turn the wheel by hand.

Either way though I'd recommend speaking with the shop you had work on the trailer.

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Will send some pictures that I hope will help. The backing plate is held on with 5 bolts bottom 2 are3" on center middle 4" on center. Measuring across backing plate 15 1/4" on outside best I can measure drum is13"on outside and 3" deep on the outside. Didn't find any numbets on backing plate. Hope this helps

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What you have is a standard 12 inch brake assembly by Dexter like the part # 23-459. If you jack the trailer up so that one wheel is off the ground can you turn the wheel by hand? Is there a drag at all?

Check out the video (see link). Beginning at the 4:23 mark, our installer shows how to adjust your trailer brakes.

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So what auto adjusting brakes do I order?

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You'd want the part # 23-459 for the right hand side and then part # 23-458 for the left hand side.

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