PICK-UP AND 4RUNNER
See Figure 1
Before attempting to adjust the parking brake, adjust the rear brake shoes as outlined earlier.
- Loosen the parking brake warning light switch bracket.
- Push the parking brake lever in until it is stopped by the pawl.
- Move the switch so that it will be OFF at this position, but ON when the handle is pulled out.
- Tighten the switch bracket and push the bracket lever in again.
- Working from underneath the vehicle, loosen the locknut on the parking brake cable equalizer.
- Screw the adjusting nut in, just enough that the brake cables have no slack.
- Hold the adjusting nut in this position while tightening the locknut.
- Check the rotation of the rear wheels to make sure that the brakes are not dragging.
- Pull out the parking lever and count the number of notches needed to apply the brake. If it is between 6 and 9 notches, the brake is properly adjusted.
See Figures 2, 3, 4 and 5
Pull the parking brake lever all the way out and count the number of clicks to the end of travel. 1980-83 models should have 7-15 clicks; 1984-88 2WD models should have 10-16 clicks; 1984-85 4WD models should have 7-15 clicks; and 1986-88 4WD models should have 9-17 clicks. If the parking brake lever is not within these ranges, adjust as follows.
- Under the truck on 2WD models, there is an equalizer bar where the 2 cables come together. Tighten or loosen the adjusting nut until the lever travel is within the proper range. Check that the rear brakes are not dragging.
- Working under the truck on 4WD models, tighten the bellcrank stopper screw until the play in the rear brake links becomes zero, and then loosen the screw 1 turn. Tighten the locknut.
- Tighten one of the adjusting nuts on the intermediate lever while loosening the other one until the lever travel is correct. Tighten the adjusting nuts.
- After adjustment, check that the bellcrank stopper screw is touching the back of the brake backing plate.
- Recheck the parking brake travel.
See Figure 61971-83
Land Cruiser models use a separate drum brake assembly, operating on the drive shaft, to serve as a parking brake. Adjust it as follows:
- Push the parking brake lever all the way in, so that the brake is released.
- Raise the rear of the vehicle and support it with jackstands.
- Turn the parking brake adjustment shaft, which is located at the bottom of the parking brake backing plate, counterclockwise until the shoes seat against the drum.
- Back the adjuster off one notch.
- Apply the parking brake; the drum should be locked. Release the brake; the drum should rotate freely.
If the drum does not rotate freely with the brake off, loosen the adjuster one more notch.
- Adjust the turnbuckles on the parking brake intermediate levers and the adjusting nuts on the end of the parking brake cables, so that 6-9 notches are required to apply the parking brake (1975). Set it for 7-12 notches on the 1976-83 models.
Parking brake adjustment procedures for these models are the same as those detailed in the 1980-88 Pick-up section. Use the 4WD steps and adjust the parking brake to 7-9 notches.