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    wp51dos
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    Default adjust parking brake on my 99 camry

    How do I adjust parking brake on my 99 camry ?


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    Ray O
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    "wp51dos" <wp51dos@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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    > How do I adjust parking brake on my 99 camry ?
    >


    Before you adjust the parking brake, you should inspect brake lining
    thickness.

    The minimum brake lining thickness for drum brakes is 2 mm. The minimum
    brake pad thickness for disc brakes is also 2 mm but the minimum lining
    thickness for the parking brake shoe for disc brakes is 1 mm.

    If the rear brakes are drum brakes, remove the oval plug on the inboard side
    of the backing plate and turn the adjusting star wheel.

    If the rear brakes are disc brakes, remove the round plug on the outboard
    side of the rotor and turn the star wheel from the outside.


    --

    Ray O
    (correct punctuation to reply)



  3. #3
    wp51dos
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    Default Re: adjust parking brake on my 99 camry

    thanks for the reply.

    camry is 99 LE v6 with 4 wheel disk brakes.

    are there separate pads for the parking brake?

    do i remove rear wheels to check pads?


    Ray O wrote:
    > "wp51dos" <wp51dos@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    > news:1159130126.118738.93150@i3g2000cwc.googlegrou ps.com...
    > > How do I adjust parking brake on my 99 camry ?
    > >

    >
    > Before you adjust the parking brake, you should inspect brake lining
    > thickness.
    >
    > The minimum brake lining thickness for drum brakes is 2 mm. The minimum
    > brake pad thickness for disc brakes is also 2 mm but the minimum lining
    > thickness for the parking brake shoe for disc brakes is 1 mm.
    >
    > If the rear brakes are drum brakes, remove the oval plug on the inboard side
    > of the backing plate and turn the adjusting star wheel.
    >
    > If the rear brakes are disc brakes, remove the round plug on the outboard
    > side of the rotor and turn the star wheel from the outside.
    >
    >
    > --
    >
    > Ray O
    > (correct punctuation to reply)



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    Ray O
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    "wp51dos" <wp51dos@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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    > thanks for the reply.
    >
    > camry is 99 LE v6 with 4 wheel disk brakes.
    >
    > are there separate pads for the parking brake?
    >
    > do i remove rear wheels to check pads?
    >


    The parking brake is actually a separate cable-actuated drum brake that uses
    separate brake shoes. The rear rotor is shaped somewhat like a top hat,
    with the brim of the hat being the disc, and the crown of the hat being the
    drum for the drum parking brake.

    Rotate the rotor so that the rubber plug is at the 6:00 o'clock position,
    pull out the plug, and stick a screwdriver in there to engage the teeth on
    the star wheel. Click the wheel upwards to tighthen, downwards to loosen.

    Yes, you must remove the rear wheels to check the brake pads, but the brake
    pads are not part of the parking brake system. You also have to remove the
    rear wheels to adjust the parking brake. If you want to check the parking
    brake shoe lining thickness, yhou have to remove the wheel, caliper, caliper
    bracket, and rotor.
    --

    Ray O
    (correct punctuation to reply)

    > Ray O wrote:
    >> "wp51dos" <wp51dos@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    >> news:1159130126.118738.93150@i3g2000cwc.googlegrou ps.com...
    >> > How do I adjust parking brake on my 99 camry ?
    >> >

    >>
    >> Before you adjust the parking brake, you should inspect brake lining
    >> thickness.
    >>
    >> The minimum brake lining thickness for drum brakes is 2 mm. The minimum
    >> brake pad thickness for disc brakes is also 2 mm but the minimum lining
    >> thickness for the parking brake shoe for disc brakes is 1 mm.
    >>
    >> If the rear brakes are drum brakes, remove the oval plug on the inboard
    >> side
    >> of the backing plate and turn the adjusting star wheel.
    >>
    >> If the rear brakes are disc brakes, remove the round plug on the outboard
    >> side of the rotor and turn the star wheel from the outside.
    >>
    >>
    >> --
    >>
    >> Ray O
    >> (correct punctuation to reply)

    >




  5. #5
    Mike Hunter
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    Default Re: adjust parking brake on my 99 camry

    Turn the adjusting nut clockwise to the point where the brake is fully
    engages at around three clicks


    mike hunt


    "wp51dos" <wp51dos@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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    > How do I adjust parking brake on my 99 camry ?
    >




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    Danny G.
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    "Mike Hunter" <mikehunt2@mailcity.com> wrote in message news:WhOdncd-BInteIrYUSdV9g@ptd.net...
    > Turn the adjusting nut clockwise to the point where the brake is fully engages at around three clicks
    >
    >
    > mike hunt
    >




    Assuming the parking brake is ok and set with a hand lever.

    Adjusting parking brake SHOE clearance:
    Turn adjuster and expand shoes until rotor disk locks. Return adjuster eight notches.
    Check lever travel.

    Checking Parking brake lever travel:
    Pull lever all the way up and count the number of clicks.
    5 - 8 clicks, @ 45 lb.

    Adjusting parking brake LEVER travel: (uncommon)
    Check brake shoe clearance.
    Check for worn or broken parts.
    Remove center console if required.
    Adjust cable length on the lever end of cable until travel is correct.


    GL
    Dan



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