Parking Brake Pads/adjustment

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by fjatheart, Feb 11, 2009.

  1. fjatheart

    fjatheart

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    1980 FJ-40 has the Parking Brake mounted on the back side of the T-case, inbetween the t-case and rear drive shaft. I'm replace the pads/shoes along with the T-case boot behind the brake. I have the service manuals and know how to take it apart and put it back together. My concern is being able to adjust it properly, so it applies pressure when I need it and not locking up when I don't,

    Any pointers on setting this up correctly the first time so I'm not taking it all apart mutiple times?

    Thanks for any input in doing this job.
     
  2. grant5127

    grant5127

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    Back-off the adjuster at the the pull handle, turn the 10mm headed adjuster @ the back of the baking plate counterclockwise till a slight drag is felt on the rotating drum then fine tune it at the pull handle adjuster..........
     
  3. Josie'sLandCruiser

    Josie'sLandCruiser Stop calling it a "FJ."

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    Hi All:

    X2 what "Grant" wrote!

    In proper adjustment (and with non-oil soaked brake pads) the t-case mounted parking brake works well.

    Regards,

    Alan
     
  4. fjatheart

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    Thanks guys. I had no idea where to go once the parts were installed. I feel like the MUD prostitute sometimes with all the info I take from this forum. :)
     
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