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    Toyota Camry and Avalon 1997-2000

    Brake Shoes

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    INSPECTION
    1. Inspect all components for rust and/or damage.
    2.  
    3. Remove the inspection hole plug from the brake backing plate and, using a flashlight, check the brake lining thickness. The minimum lining thickness is 0.040 inch (1.0mm). If the lining does not meet the minimum specifications, replace the shoes.
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    Fig. An inspection spot is in the rear backing plate to check the brake shoe thickness



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    Fig. Measure the lining thickness of the brake shoes in several spots

    REMOVAL & INSTALLATION

    NOTE
    When servicing drum brakes, only dissemble and assemble one side at a time, leaving the remaining side intact for reference.

    1. Loosen the rear lug nuts slightly.
    2.  
    3. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
    4.  
    5. Remove the wheels.
    6.  
    7. Remove the brake drum.
    8.  
    9. Unhook the return spring from the leading (front) brake shoe. Remove the hold-down spring and the pin. Pull out the brake shoe and unhook the anchor spring from the lower edge.
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    11. Remove the hold-down spring from the trailing (rear) shoe. Pull the shoe out with the adjuster strut, automatic adjuster assembly and springs attached and disconnect the parking brake cable. Unhook the return spring and then remove the adjusting strut. Remove the anchor spring.
    12.  
    13. Remove the adjusting strut. Unhook the adjusting lever spring from the rear shoe and then remove the automatic adjuster assembly by popping out the C-clip.
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    Fig. Rear drum brakes-Camry

    To install:

    1. Inspect the shoes for signs of unusual wear or scoring.
    2.  
    3. Check the wheel cylinder for any sign of fluid seepage or frozen pistons.
    4.  
    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 bosses and the anchor plate.
    6.  
    7. Mount the automatic adjuster assembly onto a new rear brake shoe. Make sure the C-clip fits properly. Connect the adjusting strut/return spring and then install the adjusting spring.
    8.  
    9. Connect the parking brake cable to the rear shoe and then position the shoe so the lower end rides in the anchor plate and the upper end is against the boot in the wheel cylinder. Install the pin and the hold-down spring.
    10.  
    11. Install the anchor spring between the front and rear shoes. Install the hold-down spring and pin.
    12.  
    13. Connect the return spring/adjusting strut between the 2 shoes so it rides freely.
    14.  
    15. Install the drum.
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    17. Install the wheel.
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    19. Lower the vehicle and tighten the lug nuts to 76 ft. lbs. (103 Nm).
    20.  

    ADJUSTMENTS

    All Camrys are equipped with self-adjusting rear brakes. However, if an initial adjustment is required insert the blade of a brake adjuster tool or a screw driver into the hole in the brake drum and turn the adjuster slowly. The tension is set correctly if the tire and wheel assembly will rotate approximately 3 times when spun with moderate force. Do not over adjust the brake shoes. Before adjusting the rear drum brake shoes, make sure emergency brake is in the OFF position, and all cables are free.

     
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