Parking brake adjust '93 Camry

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Old 21 Nov 2006, 10:32 am   #1 (permalink)
RichK
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Hi Guys,

Have a '93 Camry with all disk brakes. The parking brake peal goes down all
the way to the floor (about 6 clicks). Still holds the car, but wanted to
adjust it. Light does not always go off, when released. Suspect the lines
have stretched some over the years (135K miles).

Looked in the pedal area, but there are no points to adjust. In fact wanted
to adj the parking brake switch, as well but do not see it - must be well
hidden.

There could be an adj point where the steel cables meet, under the car, but
not sure. It's covered with heat shield, being held by rusted small bolts.
Wonder if I should look there for adj.

Of course the shoes themselves are somewhat adjustable, but this will not
take up enough slack.

Cars that have hand actuated park brakes, have and adj in the handle
mechanism.

Any hints on where to take up the slack in the parking brake lines?

RichK


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Old 21 Nov 2006, 11:11 am   #2 (permalink)
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RichK wrote:
> Hi Guys,
>
> Have a '93 Camry with all disk brakes. The parking brake peal goes down all
> the way to the floor (about 6 clicks).

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It is possible the cables have stretched, but seems more likely the
parking brake shoes have worn and not adjusted back up.
See:
http://www.turboninjas.com/camry/
Obviously you'll be looking at the section on brakes.
Should cover both shoes and cable adjustment.
I have drum rear brakes, and upon disassembling them found the
lubricant in the star adjuster mechanism was essentially gone. With
fresh high temperature lubricant on the adjuster threads and rubbing
points everything works very much more smoothly.

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Old 21 Nov 2006, 11:21 am   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks Daniel,

With rear disk brakes, the parking brake shoes are very thin. New are 2mm
and min limit is 1mm. Not much range. These are still serviceable. I can
adj them to "almost touch", but recommended setting is 8 click back, from
lockup.

Thanks for the link to the manual.

Regards,

RichK

"Daniel" <nospampls2002@yahoo.com> wrote

> > Have a '93 Camry with all disk brakes. The parking brake peal goes down

all
> > the way to the floor (about 6 clicks).

> ===================
> It is possible the cables have stretched, but seems more likely the
> parking brake shoes have worn and not adjusted back up.
> See:
> http://www.turboninjas.com/camry/
> Obviously you'll be looking at the section on brakes.
> Should cover both shoes and cable adjustment.
> I have drum rear brakes, and upon disassembling them found the
> lubricant in the star adjuster mechanism was essentially gone. With
> fresh high temperature lubricant on the adjuster threads and rubbing
> points everything works very much more smoothly.
>



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