Last Side Note: At 100k my brake pedal was working but definitely not feel between the brakes and my foot. Alternatively and a little more tricky to pull off, one can alternatingly apply the parking brake and the regular foot brake in alternating fashion to achieve the type of brake shoe rocking action necessary to tighten the rear. Not so great on an air trapped system as in no fluid. Proper lubing of the caliper will usually fix this. I usually turn them to between 10-20 ft. Toyota has changed the braking system on Tundras in substantial ways over the years. Bleeding Gas from the Hydraulic System Gas phase substances in a liquid hydraulic braking system result in pockets of compressibility and manifest themselves as a spongy or weak pedal.
Keeping Water Out of the Hydraulic System Brake fluid attracts moisture from the air hygroscopic action. Although the listed warranty time is sufficient for the repairs, the chances of damaging the wheel hub and the cost of a new bearing adds time and dollars to the upgrade. When something in the system isn't working correctly or is improperly adjusted, the safety of the vehicle, its occupants and those sharing the road is compromised. Any friction point should be lubed lightly. I've installed speed bleeders on all four corners of my truck.
Any injury, damage or loss that may result from improper use of these tools, equipment, or the information contained in this video is the sole responsibility of the user and not South Main Auto Repair. The brakes on a Tundra, like most vehicles, work as a system. The tensioner assembly relies on rocking action between the two brake shoes for it to tighten itself automatically. Once the rear brake shoes are adjusted properly, you may need to adjust the parking brake cable. Braking with light and heavy application and use of the park brake on models with rear drums will help isolate the source of the vibration.
Even after the upgrade, some customers may exceed the loading and use recommendations that these vehicles were designed for. This is similar to flushing the coolant system or transmission fluid as part of a preventive maintenance program. Manual adjustment using the access hole in the rear inside of the brake backing plate. My philosophy in providing this information is simple. Since 2000, Centric Parts has supplied the automotive aftermarket with high-quality replacement brake parts.
Engine Torque Specifications for Toyota Celica Torque Specifications for Toyota Celica Ball Joint To Steering Knuckle 93 Ft-Lbs 1116 In-Lbs 126. Just go ahead and call the phone number at the top of the page and a friendly specialist will help you out. Rear Brake Shoe Adjustment The brake shoes on the rear drum brakes are adjustable using several methods. Each time the fluid is exposed to humid air when the master cylinder cap is opened or old brake fluid is added to top off the level , water enters the system. A properly cleaned and lubed wheel assembly is ready for adjustment. You have changed this value by changing the spring rate. The valve operates by sensing the height of the bed over the axles which changes as the rear springs are compressed as weight is added to the bed.
These trucks use a 4 piston brake caliper and are unique in that sense. Using one finger, push the ratchet mechanism away from the star wheel and back it off one click at a time until the drum just fits over the shoes. It will make them stop better and reduce the chance of warping. You may notice a slight burnt smell after driving a few miles. It's sure to have absorbed significant moisture by then and your entire brake system will need to be flushed if you use it. Make sure to torque the lugs to specified torque per wheel mfgr. As the pads wear away, more fluid can be held in wheel cylinders, thus causing the master cylinder reservoir level to drop.
Brake System Inspection A complete visual inspection of your braking system reveals any physical defects in the system and allows you to replace defective parts prior to making adjustments. Visually inspect front disks for cracking or grooving. Replace any defective connection or line. If fluid is between min and max levels, do nothing. I do this for the new rotors to the hub and wheel to the hub as well. Now that I have the wheels off to do the plasti dip, I want to do the calipers red.
Visually inspect rubber boots on inside of rear brake backing plate for cracks or missing pieces of rubber. Note: Speed bleeders work great on systems that already have fluid in them. I have these on my iPhone in my notes so that I can pull them up anytime, but others might prefer to look at a bigger screen. Doing the brakes and need to get the torque specs for all four bolts two big, two smaller for the front calipers. Don't be surprised if you suddenly have very touchy brakes! The mechanical difference boils down to the updated caliper being much larger to hold a larger pad.