Maintenance executed: March 22, 2009
- Set of two brake discs
- Set of brake pads
- Set of brake shoes (parking brake)
The rear brakes were worn so I've decided to replace everthing, discs, pads and shoes.
I've decided to go for Nipparts, OEM Toyota parts in a different box, but a lot
The new rear brake parts
The drum part of the rear brake discs always tends to rust quickly, so I've painted them with black Hammerite anti-corrosion
paint to prevent rusting.
Painting the rear brake discs
After drying for a day it was time to replace the rear brakes. Jack the car up and put it on axle stands. Remove the rear
The rear wheel removed
Unbolt the brake line support on shock absorber. Remove the installation bolt of the brake caliper and open it. Remove the old
pads. Unbolt the to mounting bolts of the torque plate and remove it. Remove the brake disc.
Disc and caliper removed
Turn the adjuster at the bottom fully in. Using needle-nose pliers remove the two shoe return springs. Remove shoe strut with
spring. Slide out the front shoe and remove the shoe adjustor. Disconnect the tension spring and remove the front shoe. Slide out
the rear shoe. Remove the tension spring from the rear shoe. Disconnect the parking brake cable from the parking brake shoe lever.
Remove the shoe hold-down spring cups, springs and pins.
Old brake shoes removed
Install everything in reverse order of removal. Use copper grease for all moving parts. Adjust the adjuster so that the disc fits
just over the shoes.
The new parking brake shoes installed
The new rear brake installed
To brake in the new parking brake shoes drive about 50 km/h and pull the hand brake gently for 10 seconds. Repeat this three times.
Adjust the hand brake lever in the car by removing the center console and adjustint the nut and lock nut till you hear 5-8 clicks untill
fully engaging the parking brake. Keep in mind to brake in the pads and discs for the first 500 to 750 kilometers.