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08 rear brake adjustment.

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by Fuquay Tacoma, Apr 6, 2012.

  1. Apr 6, 2012 at 6:25 AM
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    Fuquay Tacoma

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    I have searched for some info on rear brake adjustment for my year and could not find much, surprisingly. Took off drum cover and attemted to adjust but not sure of proper adjustment. Can anyone point me in the ritght direction? Thanks.
     
  2. Apr 6, 2012 at 7:44 AM
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    tan4x4

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    Rear drum brakes are self-adjusting, if they are in good condition.
    Typically, when new shoes are installed, you adjust them then, and they and they take care of themselves after that.

    What makes you think they need adjusting?
     
  3. Apr 6, 2012 at 8:26 PM
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    I was told when I dropped off my truck for a minor recall that my rear brakes were very loose. I get a loud clicking sound often when I apply my brakes even the slightest amount. Was told by a mech. that the self adjusting aspect only works to a degree. I am interested in making the proper adjustment manually to see if I can get rid of the noise. Can't seem to find much info on my year.
     
  4. Apr 6, 2012 at 8:34 PM
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    There is a plug on the back of the brake, near the axle tube. Pull that out and there is an adjusting wheel. Adjust them with the drums on until you get a slight amount of drag.

    There is a lock to keep them from going one way but I can't remember which way that is, so you might need to pull the drum and figure out which way they need to be so that you can turn it the correct way with the drum on.
     
  5. May 6, 2012 at 10:04 AM
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    After looking into it further, it's looking like it is actually the front pads which is somewhat of a common problem from what I have been reading.
    They reseat and are loud enough to annoy the hell out of me. I think there is a remedy for it by cleaning and applying a type of spray to the pad.
     
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