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Drum Brakes?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by jeremy_283, Mar 24, 2011.

  1. Mar 24, 2011 at 5:28 AM
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    jeremy_283

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    How can you tell when they are worn?
     
  2. Mar 24, 2011 at 4:25 PM
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  3. Mar 24, 2011 at 4:27 PM
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    Seriously. If you pull up on your parking brake and there's a lot of travel that's a tell tail sign.[​IMG]
     
  4. Mar 24, 2011 at 4:56 PM
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    He meant if you push it down with your foot. Auto's have the e-brake pedal.

    If you have less than 100K miles, there should be no reason why they'd need replacing. But if you want to check or clear out the brake dust, you have to pull the drums off. Good pics on using a bolt or two to remove the drums in this thread:
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/146806-drum-brakes-spring-release-tool.html
     
  5. Mar 24, 2011 at 5:40 PM
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    ^^ what he said ^^
     
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    They never wear down... well not for an aweful long time anyway!
     
  7. Mar 24, 2011 at 7:53 PM
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    Agreed! I put 125k on my 1st gen and still had the original rear drums (50% remaining). Replaced the fronts around 90-100k.
     
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