Recommended Practice

Transit Bus Brake Shoe Rebuild


This Recommended Practice provides guidelines for rebuilding brake shoes, including the disassembly, preparation, inspection and assembly of brake shoes.

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APTA BTS-BC-RP-003-07 Rev. 1 10/06/2016 Published Current


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This document establishes a recommended practice for brake shoe rebuild. Individual operating agencies may modify these guidelines to accommodate their specific equipment and mode of operation. This Recommended Practice is to be used in conjunction with the original vehicle equipment manufacturer and
brake manufacturer service manuals.

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