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is there a diy for changing rear brake shoes

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by JakeMan, Sep 8, 2010.

  1. Sep 8, 2010 at 7:21 PM
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    JakeMan

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    is there a diy for changing rear brake shoes.i'm trying to change the rear pads and i cant seam to get the drums off. someone please help me!!!
     
  2. Sep 8, 2010 at 7:22 PM
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    Has anyone ever had to change their back brakes? Everyones seem to last forever lol!
     
  3. Sep 8, 2010 at 7:22 PM
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    smack the drums with a hammer,sometimes they get rusted on.
     
  4. Sep 8, 2010 at 7:26 PM
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    did that and found the star wheel and turned it in what i think is the right direction. this i believe is right because the e-brake pulls a little futher out. and the drum is not budging
     
  5. Sep 8, 2010 at 7:28 PM
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    do you see some threaded holes in the drums,in between the studs.
     
  6. Sep 8, 2010 at 7:29 PM
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    yes what size are they
     
  7. Sep 8, 2010 at 7:33 PM
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    metric bolt 1.25 x 8 i think.
     
  8. Sep 8, 2010 at 7:35 PM
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    im not sure but if that does not work u can open the bleeder thats the last thing you want to do because you will have to bleed the breaks again but it will work. good luck.
     
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    if the drums spins your probly turning it in the right direction..i would try finding a bolt that will thread into the threds in the drum..that should pull them right off.
    sorta like this:
    [​IMG]
     
  10. Sep 8, 2010 at 7:37 PM
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    oh didnt see this srry
     
  11. Sep 8, 2010 at 7:37 PM
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    ^^^yeap,like that^^^
     
  12. Sep 8, 2010 at 7:44 PM
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    And just fair warning that even using the bolts may not work. I've got 99K miles on mine now and took them off around 5K miles ago. It was a PITA because the shoes wore down the drum so much that they were in channels. That creates a lip on the outer edge of the drum preventing it from coming off. A clear indication of this is when you run the bolts in which pulls the drum and it hangs up on something...the shoes.
     
  13. Sep 8, 2010 at 7:50 PM
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    ok thanks ill try the 8mm bolt
     
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    Very true. Take it slow and steady
     
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    I just changed my brake shoes a while ago, and i thought about a wire up but i figured there was one already posted up. But I can tell you this, if you don't have the manual, go to autozone and ask them to print out the pics/w instructions. It wad a b ig help especially when you can't remember where the springs go.
     
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    haha i just did this night before last, one of the most complicated rear drums i have ever changed due to all the springs. Some advice take it one side at a time so you can go back to the other side in case you forget how a spring fit into place. Mine were a big pita to remove also, take it slow and one side at a time. Use 2 bolts in between the studs and you will need 2 hammers, one BFH to get a solid swing and a smaller sledge hammer. Advice tighten the bolts down equally, place the smaller sledge hammer in between the studs and grab the BFH and swing nice and solid, rotate the drum about 15* to the next 2 studs and repeat the same proccess till you make it around the drum then retighten the 2 bolts again. Also helps to spray some penetrating oil in between the drum and and where it mates to the axle. Con't to hammer the rear drum with nice solid even hits and it will surely break loose, make sure the parking is also loose. They can be a pain at times but the secret is a big hammer to swing with some momentum just be careful not to ruin any studs. The next hardest part is rebuilding the rear drums with new shoes, be patient and pay attention the adjusting the rear shoes can be a chore also. I wish I would have taken pics and I should have done a writeup but I didnt have a lot of time. PM if any questions.
     
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    OK, I have a question after you put the new shoes in and everything is back together. The rear brakes are self-adjusting right? So Just pump the parking brake until it holds and that should bring the shoes close enough to the drums. Is this true?
     
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    i wouldnt go by this method. im not 100% confident in "self-adjusting" systems because they need adjusting periodically anyway. So i just turn the star until both sides drag a little and the same amount.
     
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    The only thing hard for me was the brake shoe springs were a bitch to remove and install even with brake spring pliers. The drum can be easily removed but putting screws into the threaded holes.
     
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