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Adjusting Tacoma Rear Brakes?

\015 I had my 2006 Tacoma in to the dealer for its 15,000 mile service. I was told that a number of things (that were not on the service schedule)needed to be serviced including "adjusting the rear brakes". I told them to leave them alone as I was sure they were self-adjusting. Today I took the rear drums off and the sure look like the self adjusting type to me. (While I was in there I blew out the dust, made sure the pistons/seals werent leaking and the adjusting star was free to rotate). Was I being lied to by the dealer's service writer or am I missing something here?\015 Posted / edited by AnonymousUser on : 19-08-2019

Answers :

Yes they should be self adjusting but none of these ever work properly.The garage should have removed rear drums and cleaned them out and then rubbed down the rust lip that forms on the outside of the inside of the drum.Then cylinders checked out like you have done then shoes adjusted up till just catching on drum,this will bring the handbrake up as well.Too many know it all know nothing cowboys in this game and no govening body in any country to legislate,be different if it was solicitors .
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