Install Rating (3rd Party Work 10 = Best, 1 = Worse)
Replacement of the rear brakes compensator valve. This unit regulates the breaking force applied to the rear wheels. More for panel vans where the load in the back varies. This valve prevents the rear wheels locking up when lightly loaded.
Brake compensator linkage arm needs to be disconnected from the assembly on top of the rear axle by simply removing the clip and pulling the arm out the grommet.
Remove the protective boot and pull the arm out of the compensator valve hole after first removing the clamp screw and plate.
Remove the two brake pipe connections (cling film lid of brake reservoir in engine bay first).
Remove two screws securing the valve to the chassis and remove.
Re-fit new valve and re fit brake pipes. Replace linkage arm into compensator valve and secure with clamp and screw. Add grease to the link and piston end and replace boot.
Reconnect the linkage to the assembly above the axle.
Remove the cling film and top up the reservoir fluid. And then bleed the rear brakes. Note: reservoir lid suggests using DOT3 fluid, which is not generally found nowadays but DOT 4 is compatable and can be used.