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DIY Rear brake replacement?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by JasonJump, Sep 23, 2010.

  1. Sep 23, 2010 at 10:23 AM
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    JasonJump

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    Ive searched all over and can't find a DIY rear brake drum replacement, I have had my fronts replaced and roters turned, and am still getting squeaking... read on here guys having the same issue and said it was the rear. So please if someone can post the link that would be great!
     
  2. May 20, 2013 at 7:37 AM
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    I have changed brake pads numerous times during my life and have replaced the front pads and rotors on my 05 Tacoma PreRunner. A friend and I attempted to change the rear brake shoes on my Tacoma just yesterday. Here's what I now know, there are an awful lot of pins, springs, c-clips, etc. on the brake drum systems of these 2nd Generation Tacoma's. Even after my friend and I follow the instructions of "All Data", I wounded-up taking my Tacoma to the dealer this morning as my breaks are spongy, and the parking brake no longer functions. We must have done an incorrect install. So here's my advice, unless you are well versed on removing and installing drum brake systems, take it to the Dealer or at least to a shop that has ASE Technicians and absolutely insist as ASE Certified Tech do the break job. Brake pads on-the-other-hand are quite simple.
     
  3. May 20, 2013 at 12:40 PM
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    Personally I don't think it's that difficult, there are a couple of springs that will piss you off if you don't have the right tools but overall as long as you do one side at a time it's not too bad. Just saying... sorry about your troubles and best of luck getting it all fixed up. :)
     
  4. May 20, 2013 at 12:58 PM
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    Do one side at a time after you have both drums removed. That way you have a reference to look at when putting back together all the hardware. As for the adjusting, run out the adjuster just until the the shoes bar[SIZE=4]el[SIZE=4]y ru[SIZE=4]b. If you are [SIZE=4]not[SIZE=4] comfort[SIZE=4]able wit[SIZE=4]h you skills. [SIZE=4]Then pay a prof[SIZE=4]ession[SIZE=4]al[SIZE=4] for the job. BRAKES are a SAF[SIZE=4]ET[SIZE=4]Y ITEM. [SIZE=4]It's all about your L[SIZE=4]IABILIT[SIZE=4]Y If you [SIZE=4]get into a accident due to [SIZE=4]brake failure[/SIZE]!

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  5. May 20, 2013 at 7:22 PM
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    Hi all.

    Here is the procedure to facilitate the removal of the drum from the 2012 RM. Of course you may have to also use a hammer and/or the bolt method if they are rusted on.

    (a) Release the parking brake, and remove the rear brake
    drum.
    If the rear brake drum cannot be removed easily,
    perform the following procedures.
    (b) Remove the hole plug and insert a screwdriver through
    the hole into the backing plate, and hold the automatic
    adjusting lever away from the adjuster.
    (c) Using another screwdriver, contract the brake shoe by

    turning the adjusting bolt.

    Here is the procedure to adjust the shoes from the 2012 RM.

    (b) Remove the hole plug, and turn the adjuster to expand
    the shoe until the drum locks.

    (c) Using a screwdriver, release the adjuster 15 notches.

    Cheers
    Ray.
     
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