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Rear drum brakes draggging how do i adjust?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by wolfgang123, Jul 9, 2010.

  1. Jul 9, 2010 at 1:31 PM
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    wolfgang123

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    So my rear brakes are dragging and i cant get the drum back on, so how in the world do i adjust them so they arnt "sticking out" as much... i cant really find any straight forward answers online.
     
  2. Jul 9, 2010 at 1:41 PM
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  3. Jul 9, 2010 at 4:18 PM
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    totally forgot we had those haha thanks i will look it over :)
     
  4. Jul 9, 2010 at 4:24 PM
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    mkay i think i might need to check the parking brake...its dark so i will look tomorrow
     
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    Definately check the ebrake to make sure the cables & such aren't hanging up.

    To adjust the shoes, you need to adjust the star wheel to pull the shoes outward enough so you can get the drum back on.
     
  6. Jul 10, 2010 at 2:49 PM
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    ok so i got the parking brake loose and they are still dragging...one drum is stuck on and other is off and i can slide it back on though..so is there any other way to "release" the brakes so i can get the drums off to adjust them?
     
  7. Aug 7, 2010 at 4:38 PM
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    If one of your drums is stuck do you mean it is stuck when you pull on it by hand?? There is no way I could get mine off by hand, you need a drum puller or there are 2 threaded holes in the drum you put a bolt in each one and slowly tighten them evenly until the drum comes off.

    I have a 2002 tacoma 4x4 60k the drives side has been making a squeek/dragging noise I though I needed pads I took both sides off and the pads look thick over 1/8 for sure, does anyone know how thick the drum should be?
     
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