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Simple step-by-step guide for diagnosing semi trailer braking issues

2nd September 2019

The IMS Service Engineering Team regularly gets asked by customers to help with the identification of trailer braking system-related issues experienced when the vehicle is in service on the road.

The case below is commonly reported across a range of different braking systems.   The checks outlined are appropriate for a number of problems, i.e. overheating brakes, poor braking performance and excessive lining/pad wear.

This simple guide is designed to help technicians trouble shoot some of the conditions they are most likely to be presented with.