Toyota Celica/Supra 1971-1985 Repair Guide

Brake Shoes

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6



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Fig. Fig. 1: Insert a flat bladed tool through the hole in the backing plate to hold the adjusting lever



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Fig. Fig. 2: Use a brake spring tool to remove the tension spring



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Fig. Fig. 3: Remove the hold-down spring, front shoe and anchor spring



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Fig. Fig. 4: When removing the rear shoe, disconnect the parking brake cable



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Fig. Fig. 5: Remove the adjusting lever spring, and then the strut



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Fig. Fig. 6: Cutaway view of the left and right wheel drum brake assemblies

  1. Perform the Brake Drum Removal procedure as previously detailed.
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  3. Unhook the shoe tension springs from the shoes with the aid of a brake spring removing tool.
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  5. Remove the brake shoe securing springs (pre-1982 models use a clip-type spring, while 1982 and later models use a coil spring).
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  7. Disconnect the parking brake cable at the parking brake shoe lever.
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  9. Withdraw the shoes, complete with the parking brake shoe lever.
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  11. Unfasten the C-clip and remove the adjuster assembly from the shoes.
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  13. Inspect the shoes for wear and scoring. Have the linings replaced if their thickness is less than 0.04 inch (1mm).
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  15. Check the tension springs to see if they are weak, distorted or rusted.
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  17. Inspect the teeth on the automatic adjuster wheel for chipping or other damage.
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Installation is performed in the following order.

Grease the point of the shoe which slides against the backing plate. Do not get grease on the linings.

  1. Attach the parking brake shoe lever and the automatic adjuster lever to the rear side of the shoe.
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  3. Fasten the parking brake cable to the lever on the brake shoe.
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  5. Install the automatic adjuster and fit the tension spring on the adjuster lever.
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  7. Install the securing spring on the rear shoe and then install the securing spring on the front shoe.
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The tension spring should be installed on the anchor, before performing Step 4.

  1. Hook one end of the tension spring over the rear shoe with the tool used during removal; hook the other end over the front shoe.
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WARNING
Be sure that the wheel cylinder boots are not being pinched in the ends of the shoes.

  1. Test the automatic adjuster by operating the parking brake shoe lever.
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  3. Install the drum and adjust the brakes as previously detailed.
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