Toyota Pick-ups, Land Cruiser, and 4 Runner 1997-00

Wheel Cylinders

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION





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Fig. Using a crow's foot style line wrench to remove the hydraulic line from the wheel cylinder



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Fig. Typical wheel cylinder

  1. Remove the brake drums and shoes.
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  3. Working from behind the backing plate, disconnect the hydraulic line from the wheel cylinder. You may find it helpful to use a crow's foot line wrench to access and loosen the line fitting. Plug the line to prevent fluid loss.
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  5. Unfasten the bolts retaining the wheel cylinder and withdraw the cylinder.
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To install:

  1. Position the cylinder and install the bolts; tighten them to 7 ft. lbs. (10 Nm).
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  3. Connect the brake line, tightening it to 11 ft. lbs. (15 Nm).
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  5. Install the shoes and drums.
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  7. Bleed the brake system.
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