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Brake Question

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Enzo, Nov 20, 2010.

  1. Nov 20, 2010 at 11:33 AM
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    Enzo

    Enzo [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So I'm at Sears getting my tires rotated and brakes checked, I get a call saying my rear drums are almost to the point where they need replacing-at 37k!! WTF?? I haven't had a vehicle with rear drums in years but damn that's insane. Am I just crazy or is this normal? Thanks in advance and sorry for the rant.
     
  2. Nov 20, 2010 at 11:34 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Your rear brakes should be fine.
     
  3. Nov 20, 2010 at 11:36 AM
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    Unless you've been driving around with you parking brake on the drum brake shoes should last MUCH longer than 37K.
     
  4. Nov 20, 2010 at 11:37 AM
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    David Tarantino

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    ask to see them 37k is a soon
     
  5. Nov 20, 2010 at 11:49 AM
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    I walked out there and looked myself but don't know much about drum brakes but I do know they should last longer than 37k and no I haven't been driving around with the parking brake on lol. I'm pissed but I'm sure there is nothing I can do if they are shot.
     
  6. Nov 20, 2010 at 11:52 AM
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    I went to sears to get an alignment a while ago.

    They call me and say my brade pads need to be changed. I tell them to not do it.

    I get home and check my pads myself. They look brand new.

    So, no. Dont waste money on what you dont need. They just trying to drain money of you.
     
  7. Nov 20, 2010 at 12:38 PM
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    They didn't exactly say you need brakes now but they said I was close. I wouldn't have gotten braked done there anyways. Thanks for the input guys.
     
  8. Nov 20, 2010 at 1:22 PM
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    They're suggestive selling work.

    Just say NO until you can investigate the situation yourself.
     
  9. Nov 20, 2010 at 1:59 PM
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    Yeah, I wouldn't let them do it. They're just trying to get more money out of you. Look at them, if they look bad, or discolored, than I'd have someone look at them.
     
  10. Nov 21, 2010 at 9:10 AM
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    And just when you think it couldn't get any better, they got grease or oil on my doors arm rest (upholstered part)!
     
  11. Nov 21, 2010 at 9:17 AM
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    chris4x4

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    I hope you brought it to the attention of the Manager....
     
  12. Nov 21, 2010 at 9:18 AM
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    Yeah, that's why I don't let anyone work on my truck. I know everyone is just a dirty bastard trying to get their grime on.
     
  13. Nov 21, 2010 at 3:48 PM
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    I told the manager and she was pissed! They cleaned it up with tuff stuff and it came out just fine. All is good now, sorry all the ranting.
     
  14. Nov 21, 2010 at 4:48 PM
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    I've read many thread on TW where rear brakes lasted more then 100,000. My 2000 Tacoma had 132,000 when the frame rusted thru and still didn't need rear brake. I would fine a local mechanic that your friends and neighbors trust, chain usually try to rob you. They used to tell you, you needed shock absorbers when ever you had any work done. Any job that is easy and profitable where they can use a young mechanic that doesn't command top pay. The Buick Stealership used to sell my Mom a set of tires when ever she had the car serviced. Some mechanic was putting her all most new tires on his car I am sure. I didn't find out about that one until I had to take over her affairs. Caveat Emptor !
     
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