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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Anyone know what is the self adjusting trigger for the rear brakes on an
01 Camry (rear drums of course)?

Somewhere I got it was when you use the parking brake lever?? But I
don't remember where I got that idea. I remember on the older cars it
used to be braking in reverse. Either of those right?

CP
 
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Discussion Starter · #2 ·
On Mon, 26 Dec 2005 21:51:15 -0500, [email protected] (Charles
Pisano) wrote:

>Anyone know what is the self adjusting trigger for the rear brakes on an
>01 Camry (rear drums of course)?
>
>Somewhere I got it was when you use the parking brake lever?? But I
>don't remember where I got that idea. I remember on the older cars it
>used to be braking in reverse. Either of those right?


Standard self adjusters add a click to the adjuster star wheel on
each pedal application when you brake hard while moving in reverse.
If there's too much travel, the arm moves far enough to catch a tooth
on the wheel.

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Discussion Starter · #3 ·
"Charles Pisano" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> Anyone know what is the self adjusting trigger for the rear brakes on an
> 01 Camry (rear drums of course)?
>
> Somewhere I got it was when you use the parking brake lever?? But I
> don't remember where I got that idea. I remember on the older cars it
> used to be braking in reverse. Either of those right?
>
> CP
>


If you have a disc and drum combination then your handbrake drums are not
usually self adjust, only combined hand and foot brake drums usually have
self adjustment.

Self adjusting drums require that the cable be correctly adjusted first (if
in doubt allow plenty of slack), then apply the footbrake hard, no need for
any vehicle movement, each pedal application allows the adjuster to advance
one notch, but ONLY if there is more than a small amount of excess travel of
the brake shoe.

mrcheerful
 
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Discussion Starter · #4 ·
On Mon, 26 Dec 2005 21:51:15 -0500, Charles Pisano wrote:

> Anyone know what is the self adjusting trigger for the rear brakes on an
> 01 Camry (rear drums of course)?
>
> Somewhere I got it was when you use the parking brake lever?? But I
> don't remember where I got that idea. I remember on the older cars it
> used to be braking in reverse. Either of those right?
>
> CP


If you have drum rears, than every time you, uh, er, let *down* on the
parking brake the adjuster turns (I think...it's either that or up, I just
can't remrmber!)

OH! Yeah! Using the parking brake will adjust the rear drums!


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Discussion Starter · #5 ·
"Hachiroku" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> On Mon, 26 Dec 2005 21:51:15 -0500, Charles Pisano wrote:
>
>> Anyone know what is the self adjusting trigger for the rear brakes on an
>> 01 Camry (rear drums of course)?
>>
>> Somewhere I got it was when you use the parking brake lever?? But I
>> don't remember where I got that idea. I remember on the older cars it
>> used to be braking in reverse. Either of those right?
>>
>> CP

>
> If you have drum rears, than every time you, uh, er, let *down* on the
> parking brake the adjuster turns (I think...it's either that or up, I just
> can't remrmber!)
>
> OH! Yeah! Using the parking brake will adjust the rear drums!
>


not on the cars I work on, the normal footbrake adjusts the brakes, not the
parking brake, after all some people never use the parking brake, but they
always use the footbrake.

mrcheerful
 
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Discussion Starter · #6 ·
In article <[email protected]>,
"mrcheerful
." <[email protected]> wrote:

> "Hachiroku" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:p[email protected]
> > On Mon, 26 Dec 2005 21:51:15 -0500, Charles Pisano wrote:
> >
> >> Anyone know what is the self adjusting trigger for the rear brakes on an
> >> 01 Camry (rear drums of course)?
> >>
> >> Somewhere I got it was when you use the parking brake lever?? But I
> >> don't remember where I got that idea. I remember on the older cars it
> >> used to be braking in reverse. Either of those right?
> >>
> >> CP

> >
> > If you have drum rears, than every time you, uh, er, let *down* on the
> > parking brake the adjuster turns (I think...it's either that or up, I just
> > can't remrmber!)
> >
> > OH! Yeah! Using the parking brake will adjust the rear drums!
> >

>
> not on the cars I work on, the normal footbrake adjusts the brakes, not the
> parking brake, after all some people never use the parking brake, but they
> always use the footbrake.
>
> mrcheerful


I don't know if it applies to your Camry, but the Haynes manual for my
97 Tacoma said to aply the brakes sever times while driving in reverse
to actuate the adjustor. Don't know it that really works, but it seems
harmless enough to try.

On a semi-related note: why do they even make drum brakes anymore?
 
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Discussion Starter · #7 ·
the selfadjuster is on the parking brake. sometimes the parking brake gets
stuck if its never used and you can use wd40 on the cables to get it free.
I work for TMMK and we build the Camry.
 
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Discussion Starter · #8 ·
Re: Self Adjusting Trigger

Group: alt.autos.toyota Date: Fri, Dec 30, 2005, 7:44pm From:
[email protected] (Rbobn44)
the selfadjuster is on the parking brake. sometimes the parking brake
gets stuck if its never used and you can use wd40 on the cables to get
it free. I work for TMMK and we build the Camry.

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Thanks. I finally looked at my repair manual (too lazy b4 I guess) and
it agrees with you. I use the hand brake all the time and it does't
seem to help. So, what's it like to build toyota's for a living?

CP
 
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Discussion Starter · #10 ·
I read in the WSJ a while back that the managers from Japan didn't want
their families to come with them for fear they would become
'Americanized'. Apparently they themselves would rather forgo that
process as well?

Would their absence explain the rise in quality complaints I've been
seeing in 'some' models?

CP
 
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