Toyota Tacoma 2002-06

Brake Shoes

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Loosen the rear wheel lug nuts slightly.
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  5. Raise and support the vehicle safely.
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  7. Remove the wheel lug nuts and the wheel.
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  9. Remove the brake drum.
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  11. If the drum is difficult to remove, perform the following:
    1. Insert a flat prying tool through the hole in the brake drum and hold the automatic adjusting lever away from the adjuster.
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    3. Reduce the brake shoe adjustment by turning the adjuster bolt with a brake tool.
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    5. The drum should now be loose enough to remove without much effort.
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  13. Remove the rear shoe.
    1. Carefully unhook the return spring from the brake shoe.
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    3. Remove the shoe hold-down spring, cups and the pin.
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    5. Disconnect the anchor spring from the rear shoe and remove the rear shoe.
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    7. Disconnect the anchor spring from the front shoe.
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  15. Remove the front shoe.
    1. Remove the shoe hold-down spring, cups and pin.
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    3. Remove the return spring from the front shoe.
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    5. Remove the front shoe with the adjuster.
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    7. Disconnect the parking brake cable from the front shoe.
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To install:

  1. Inspect the shoes for signs of unusual wear or scoring.
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  3. Check the wheel cylinder for any sign of fluid seepage or frozen pistons.
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  5. Clean and inspect the brake backing plate and all other components. Check that the brake drum inner diameter is within specified limits. Lubricate the backing plate at the positions the brakes come in contact with the backing plate. Also lubricate the anchor plate.
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  7. Mount the automatic adjuster assembly onto a new rear brake shoe.
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  9. Install the front shoe.
    1. Install the parking brake cable to the front shoe.
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    3. Install the front shoe with the adjuster.
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    5. Install the return spring to the front shoe.
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    7. Install the shoe hold-down spring, cups and pin.
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  11. Install the rear shoe.
    1. Install the anchor spring to the front shoe.
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    3. Install the anchor spring to the rear shoe and install the rear shoe.
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    5. Install the shoe hold-down spring, cups and the pin.
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    7. Hook the return spring to the brake shoe.
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  13. Install the brake drum.
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  15. Adjust the brake shoes until a slight drag is felt when the drum is spun by hand.
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  17. Remove the brake drum and check the clearance between brake shoes and brake drum. Adjust the clearance to specification.
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  19. Pull the parking lever all the way up until a clicking sound can no longer be heard. Verify that the drum doesn't turn. If the drum turns, adjust the parking brake cable.
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  21. Install the rear wheels, tighten the wheel lug nuts and lower the vehicle.
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  23. Retighten the wheel lug nuts and pump the brake pedal a few times before moving the vehicle. Adjust the rear brakes again if necessary.
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  25. Check the level of brake fluid in the master cylinder, and then perform a test drive.
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  27. Connect the negative battery cable to the battery.

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    Fig. Rear brake shoes-assembled view

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