Section VII. BRAKE SYSTEM MAINTENANCE
HANDBRAKE LEVER REPLACEMENT.
This task covers:
b. Cleaning and Inspection
Wheels chocked (para 2-8.1).
General mechanics tool kit
Dry Cleaning Solvent (Item 5, Appendix E)
When performing maintenance on brake system, ensure that wheels are securely chocked. Failure
to follow this warning may cause trailer to roll, resulting in serious injury or death to personnel or
damage to equipment.
Chock wheel on side of trailer opposite side on which lever is being replaced.
Turn adjustment knob (9) on handbrake lever (8) to be removed to provide slack in cable.
Remove cotter pin (3) from clevis pin (6) and remove clevis pin (6) from handbrake lever assembly (7). Discard
Remove handbrake cable (4) and handbrake cable sheath (5) from handbrake assembly (7).
Remove two locknuts (2), four washers (1) and two capscrews (10) securing handbrake assembly (7) to frame.
Disconnect handbrake lever (8) from cable end (4).
CLEANING AND INSPECTION
Dry cleaning solvent, P-D-680, is toxic and flammable. Always wear protective goggles and gloves
and use solvent only in a well-ventilated area. Avoid contact with skin, eyes, and clothes, and DO
NOT breathe vapors. DO NOT use near open flame or excessive heat. The solvents flash point is
100°F to 138°F (38°C to 59°C). If you become dizzy while using cleaning solvent, immediately get
fresh air and medical help. If solvent contacts eyes, immediately wash your eyes and get medical
Clean all removed components with dry cleaning solvent (Item 5, Appendix E) and allow to dry.
Inspect handbrake cable end (4) for excessive wear or damage. Replace if defective (para 4-21).