00 Camry adjusting back brakes?

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Old 04 Oct 2005, 08:03 pm   #1 (permalink)
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Default 00 Camry adjusting back brakes?

Do the back brakes on this car self adjust by using the emergency brake
or by pumping the brakes while backing up?
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Old 04 Oct 2005, 10:06 pm   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: 00 Camry adjusting back brakes?

Emergency brake if they're Drums.

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Old 05 Oct 2005, 12:42 am   #3 (permalink)
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"hbuck" <hbuck@nadaspam.att.net> wrote in message
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> Emergency brake if they're Drums.


Drums on a 00 Camry? My 99 Camry has disks all around. How does ITS brakes
auto adjust?

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Old 05 Oct 2005, 05:48 am   #4 (permalink)
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Sharx35 wrote:
> "hbuck" <hbuck@nadaspam.att.net> wrote in message
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>>Emergency brake if they're Drums.

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> Drums on a 00 Camry? My 99 Camry has disks all around. How does ITS brakes
> auto adjust?
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It doesn't have to; the disk brakes are self-adjusting by design. As the
pads wear the extra fluid just flows in to the calipers to take up the
slack. The disk brake piston will move back just a very small amount
from the quad ring twisting. On drum brakes the return springs will
cause the pistons to stroke fully, necessitating adjustment or else the
brake pedal eventually goes lower.
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Old 05 Oct 2005, 05:51 am   #5 (permalink)
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hbuck wrote:
> Emergency brake if they're Drums.
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Thanks. I couldn't hear them clicking.
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Old 05 Oct 2005, 06:02 pm   #6 (permalink)
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Default Re: 00 Camry adjusting back brakes?

I believe the first poster was referring to the small 2-shoe brake drum
which is part of the rear disk. These shoes are the parking/emergency
brakes. I think he was inquiring if they are self-adjusting.

I don't think they are adjustable, having put new rear pads on my '98.
They receive very little wear as they are not applied while the car is
in motion.
WN

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Old 05 Oct 2005, 06:29 pm   #7 (permalink)
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Wayne55dud@aol.com wrote:
> I believe the first poster was referring to the small 2-shoe brake drum
> which is part of the rear disk. These shoes are the parking/emergency
> brakes. I think he was inquiring if they are self-adjusting.
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> I don't think they are adjustable, having put new rear pads on my '98.
> They receive very little wear as they are not applied while the car is
> in motion.
> WN
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I should have said my Camry is a 4 cylinder and has drum brakes in the
rear. Yours must be a six cylinder, which has disc brakes all around. Is
that correct?
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Old 06 Oct 2005, 08:28 am   #8 (permalink)
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Yes, the 6 has disk all around. Be assured that your shoe/drum system
is self-adjusting. If your pedal is low, then you should check the
lining thickness.

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Old 06 Oct 2005, 02:29 pm   #9 (permalink)
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You should also check your fluid if the pedal is low, thats all it may need.
but more than likly you need pads
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> Yes, the 6 has disk all around. Be assured that your shoe/drum system
> is self-adjusting. If your pedal is low, then you should check the
> lining thickness.
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Old 10 Jan 2006, 10:30 pm   #10 (permalink)
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On Tue, 04 Oct 2005 21:03:24 -0400, tomcas
<tomcas@mjwebsitedesign.com> wrote:

Worse case scenario is to jack up the car, remove the rear wheel(s)
and that exposes a round rubber plug the size of a quarter to
half-dollar you remove, then line up with the adjusters, allowing you
to give them a few clicks yourself manually. My 1999's self-adjusters
seem to be out to lunch and the manual adjustment is pretty easy on
the '99. Of course, be sure not to make them too tight... back 'em
off a click or two. (requires another small screwdriver to push up
the ratchet pawl).

>Do the back brakes on this car self adjust by using the emergency brake
>or by pumping the brakes while backing up?


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