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brake adjuster leaf springs

Question,....
The small brake adjuster leaf springs on my 356a are bent. Every time I straighten them, and they don't break, I end up bending them again during the adjustment process. My bad. Impatience and that sort.

Just how important are these things?
Thanks for any input.
Jim
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As with any question regarding the braking system that begins "How important is..." consider that this is the braking system that keeps you from slamming into the car in front of you and should always be maintained as a #1 priority.

With that said:
I ran for many years with several of them bent or broken off and did not notice that the adjustment wheels had any tendency to turn on their own.
The replacement part is inexpensive and easy to acquire. Why not go ahead and replace them?
They are attached with 2 screws that are probably quite frozen in place. My experience getting those screws out required massive amounts of penetrating oil and heat - so be prepared for that.

Best wishes.
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Thanks Jeff. Seems to be what most folks are saying. When it's convenient, replace them and be more careful adjusting the brakes..

Jim
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