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Rear brakes sticking?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by XC4ME, Feb 13, 2009.

  1. Feb 13, 2009 at 4:57 PM
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    XC4ME

    XC4ME [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I just got my '05 DC Sport a few weeks ago. A noticed that after I come to a stop when I release the brake pedal to go, I hear a thud from the back brakes. Like they are stuck and release when i go. I have plenty of shoe left. Is this normal for the drum brakes?
     
  2. Feb 13, 2009 at 5:07 PM
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    ugotdubbz

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    I got my 06 a couple months ago and it does the same thing. Between that and the tranny surge at a stop light I will go crazy.
     
  3. Feb 13, 2009 at 5:42 PM
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    nighthawk87

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    You need a new drive shaft...mine did that and they replaced it. Problem gone.

    In the interim try unbolting the carrier bearing and tighting it back to spec. I think sometimes if it gets tightened while in the air it acts different when sitting on the ground. Its free and might fix the problem.
     
  4. Feb 13, 2009 at 7:45 PM
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    frankrizzo1

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    My 05 does the same thing, but I am not too worried about it.
     
  5. Feb 13, 2009 at 7:47 PM
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    Lots of people have also suggested axle wrap, do you have the rear TSB done? My 05 does the same.
     
  6. Feb 13, 2009 at 9:42 PM
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    XC4ME

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    No I don't have the TSB done. What is axle wrap?
     
  7. Feb 14, 2009 at 4:31 AM
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    harshest

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    axle wrap : caused by torque of the rear wheels twisting the leaf springs into a sort of "S" shape. This is unwanted suspension movement that allows the pinion angle to change.The springs twist and untwist rapidly, causing the rear to hop under power. Spring-over axle leaf setups are more prone to axle wrap than spring-under configurations. Shock placement, such as one shock facing forward and one facing backwords, is done to reduce wrap. Axle wrap is also increased by lift blocks. Here is a simple diagram showing the leaf twisting under axle wrap.

    Some people have said that this has gone away with the upgraded leaf pack. I am going to do an rear add-a-leaf this summer. That has also bee known to take care of the problem. Like some one said before you might want to double check the drive line.
     
  8. Feb 14, 2009 at 4:57 AM
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    AK27

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    i had thudding coming from my rear brakes, took it in and they said it was the brakes were loose. the head tech said that the tacomas all have this issue just on some its worse.... he said all they have to do was pack in some 'really heavy grease like stuff thats not grease' into the brake drum. ever since then i have had no issues with it
     
  9. Feb 14, 2009 at 7:58 PM
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    hmmmm..... interesting
     
  10. Feb 14, 2009 at 8:16 PM
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    w8n4mud

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    Mine does it too! I hate it and keep thinking the car behind me tapped my rear bumper. Im always looking like WTF? It does bother me a lot. Not much I can do about it now with 70k miles. If anyone actually knows any "facts" about it, please share. I had heard that the transmission was shifting into 1st as the truck would move forward (no punt intended Toyota). Now I read "drive shaft" and "axle wrap." Any TSB on this one? I do have a spacer in the front now and Toyota has already done the TSB in the rear for the leafs. Let us know. Curious minds want to know. Thanks.
     
  11. Feb 14, 2009 at 9:23 PM
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    Thanks for the explination harshest. I'll start with the drive line and go from there.
     
  12. Feb 15, 2009 at 9:44 AM
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    Seriously...try loosening the carrier and re-torquing then let me know if that helps.
     
  13. Feb 28, 2011 at 8:40 AM
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    Any updates about this issue? I have been having this right now and waiting if I can get info from someone how to resolve it.:confused:
     
  14. Mar 19, 2012 at 9:25 PM
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    I've been having this problem for a few months now. When I come to a stop, there is a "bump," from the rear brakes, then when I release the brake pedal, there is a thud - it feels like the rear brakes don't release fully until a second or so after the front brakes.

    '07 PreRunner Access Cab V6, TRD Off-Road, 92,000 miles, original brakes all the way around.
     
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