Toyota Cressida and Van 1983-1990

Rear Brake Drum

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CAUTION
Some brake shoes contain asbestos, which has been determined to be a cancer causing agent. Never clean the brake surfaces with compressed air! Avoid inhaling any dust from any brake surface! When cleaning brake surfaces, use a commercially available brake cleaning fluid.

REMOVAL & INSTALLATION





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Fig. Fig. 1 Exploded view of the rear brake drum and axle-Cressida



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Fig. Fig. 2 Exploded view of the rear brake drum assembly-Van



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Fig. Fig. 3 View of the rear brake drum-Van



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Fig. Fig. 4 Thread two bolts in the holes to separate the drum from the hub



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Fig. Fig. 5 Pull the drum off the hub

  1. Remove the hub cap (if used) and loosen the lug nuts. Release the parking brake.
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  3. Block the front wheels, raise the rear of the car, and support it with jackstands.
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CAUTION
Support the vehicle securely.

  1. Remove the lug nuts and the wheel.
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  3. Unfasten the brake drum retaining screws if equipped.
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  5. Tap the drum lightly with a mallet in order to free it. If the drum is difficult to remove use the following procedure. But first be sure that the parking brake is released.
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    1. Insert a long narrow rod through the inspection hole and hold the automatic adjusting lever away from the adjusting bolt.
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    3. Using a suitable brake adjusting tool, insert the tool through the inspection hole and reduce the brake shoe adjustment by turning the star adjuster counterclockwise.
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    5. Reduce the brake shoe adjustment enough to allow the wheel to spin freely and pull off the brake drum.
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WARNING
Don't depress the brake pedal once the drum has been removed.

  1. Inspect the brake drum as detailed following.
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  3. Brake drum installation is performed in the reverse order of removal.
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INSPECTION





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Fig. Fig. 6 Use a H-gauge caliper to measure the inside diameter of the brake drum



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Fig. Fig. 7 Inspect the brake lining and drum contact, then if necessary, lathe the drum

  1. Clean the drum.
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  3. Inspect the drum for scoring, cracks, grooves and out-of-roundness. Replace or turn the drum, as required.
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  5. Light scoring may be removed by dressing the drum with fine emery cloth.
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  7. Heavy scoring will require the use of a brake drum lathe to turn the drum.
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