Toyota Cressida and Van 1983-1990

Brake Shoes

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



Before starting a brake shoe removal and installation service, it is recommended that you purchase a inexpensive but good brake removal tool kit at your local parts house. This kit will save you time and bruised knuckles during this procedure.

Be sure to do one side at a time, in case of running into a state of confusion you can always look at the untouched side to see where you may have made your mistakes.

Cressida


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Fig. Fig. 1 Exploded view of the rear brake assembly-Cressida



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Fig. Fig. 2 Prior to brake shoe removal, reduce the brake shoe adjustment through the backing plate



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Fig. Fig. 3 Once the drum is removed, using a brake tool, remove the tension spring



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Fig. Fig. 4 Remove the hold-down spring and the front shoe anchor spring



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Fig. Fig. 5 After removing the rear shoe with the strut attached, disconnect the parking brake cable from the lever



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Fig. Fig. 6 Remove the strut from the rear brake shoe



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Fig. Fig. 7 Unfasten the C-clip from the brake shoes and discard, always use a new clip during installation



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Fig. Fig. 8 Before installing the new brake shoe assembly, apply high tempreture type grease on the backing plate ...



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Fig. Fig. 9 ... apply some of the grease to the adjuster also



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Fig. Fig. 10 Install the strut and adjuster lever spring on the rear shoe ...



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Fig. Fig. 11 ... then connect the parking brake cable to the lever



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Fig. Fig. 12 Install the pin and the shoe hold-down spring on the backing plate



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Fig. Fig. 13 When installing the shoes, place the anchor spring between the front and rear shoes



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Fig. Fig. 14 Install the shoe hold-down spring and pin, then use a brake tool to install the tension spring



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Fig. Fig. 15 Check the operation of the automatic adjuster mechanism, be sure the bolt turns while pulling the lever up



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Fig. Fig. 16 View of the left and right brake assemblies



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Fig. Fig. 17 After brake shoe installation, pull the parking brake lever all the way up several times for adjustment



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Fig. Fig. 18 View of the rear brake shoe assembly-Van



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Fig. Fig. 19 To remove the brake shoe assemblies, start by removing the return spring



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Fig. Fig. 20 Using a brake tool, remove the hold-down spring



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Fig. Fig. 21 Be careful not to drop the spring and washer



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Fig. Fig. 22 Pull the pin out from behind the backing plate



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Fig. Fig. 23 Remove the front brake shoe and anchor spring



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Fig. Fig. 24 Using the brake tool again, remove the rear brake shoe hold-down spring



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Fig. Fig. 25 When removing the rear shoe assembly ...



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Fig. Fig. 26 ... disconnect the parking brake cable ...



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Fig. Fig. 27 ... then remove the star adjuster



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Fig. Fig. 28 Exploded view of the brake shoe components-Van

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

  1. Installation is performed in the following order:
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    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. c. Install the automatic adjuster and fit the tension spring on the adjuster lever.
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    5. 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 d.

    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.
    2.  
    3. Install the drum and adjust the brakes as previously detailed.
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Van
  1. Raise the vehicle and support it safely.
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  3. Remove the rear wheel and tire assembly.
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  5. Remove the brake drum retaining screws, if equipped. Remove the brake drum.
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If the brake drum cannot be removed easily, insert a screwdriver through the hole in the backing plate. Hold the adjuster lever away from the adjuster. Turn the adjuster with another tool to increase the clearance between the drum and shoe.

  1. Remove the front shoe return spring.
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  3. Remove the hold-down spring, cups and pin.
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  5. Remove the front shoe and anchor spring.
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  7. Remove the rear shoe hold-down spring, cups and pin.
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  9. Remove the rear shoe with strut.
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  11. Disconnect the parking brake cable from the lever.
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  13. Remove the adjusting lever, spring and strut from the rear shoe.
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To install:

  1. Before installing the brake shoes, apply high temperature grease to the backing plate shoe contact surfaces. Apply high temperature grease to the adjuster bolt threads and ends.
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  3. Install the strut, adjusting lever and spring to the rear shoe.
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  5. Install the parking brake cable to the lever.
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  7. Set the rear shoe in place with the end of the shoe inserted in the wheel cylinder and the other end in the anchor plate.
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  9. Install the pin and shoe hold-down springs.
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  11. Install the anchor spring between the front rear shoes.
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  13. Set the front shoe in place with the end of the shoe inserted in the wheel cylinder and the strut in place.
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  15. Install the shoe hold-down spring and pin.
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  17. Install the return spring.
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  19. Check the operation of the automatic adjuster mechanism.
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  21. Apply the parking brake lever and verify the adjusting bolt turns.
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  23. Adjust the strut to where it is the shortest possible length.
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  25. Install the brake drum.
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  27. Apply the parking brake lever until the clicking sound can no longer be heard.
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  29. Check the clearance between the brake shoes and drum.
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  31. Remove the brake drum.
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  33. Measure the brake drum inside diameter and diameter of the brake shoes. The difference is "Shoe-to-drum clearance" and should be approximately 0.024 in. (0.6mm). If incorrect, check the parking brake system.
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  35. Install the brake drum.
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  37. Install the rear wheel and tire assembly.
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  39. Road test the vehicle for proper operation.
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