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Old 07-09-2019, 02:15 PM   #1
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2012 Tacoma brak noise


I put new pads on the rear 12 Tacoma drums. It squeaks, The noise is a loud sound like your hand slipping on a wet glass door but much louder. I did not grease the touch points on the pads where it hits the side of the break housing. I can do that but am not sure this is what is going on. It seems worse when I am backing up then going forward. Also its only when I apply the breaks light and goes away when I press harder. I am wondering if I did not adjust the breaks correctly and they need to be adjusted out more.
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Old 07-09-2019, 02:27 PM   #2
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I'd jack it up and remove the wheel and drum. I'd suspect something is dragging - maybe a spring.
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I'd look for a binding Emergency Brake Cable.

Sometimes the thing won't release properly, and causes this annoyance.


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Since I got my Navigator with rear disc brakes, I will never own a car with drum brakes again.
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Old 07-10-2019, 08:52 AM   #5
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Some cars have rear disc brakes that use a drum (the rotor "hat") for the parking brakes.
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Some cars have rear disc brakes that use a drum (the rotor "hat") for the parking brakes.
Yeah, "drum in hat." My Navigator uses that design. Many orders of magnitude simplier to install and adjust than a drum brake, though. Plus, most people never even use their e-brake, so they never wear out. Last time I set my e-brake was because I was curious if it even worked. It didn't.
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Cheap pads will sometimes do that. Brake dust will add to it. Put some brake anti-squeak ointment on back and sides where it makes contact with the caliper bracket ie pad holder. If it doesn't stop, upgrade your pads to OE Pads.
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Cheap pads will sometimes do that. Brake dust will add to it. Put some brake anti-squeak ointment on back and sides where it makes contact with the caliper bracket ie pad holder. If it doesn't stop, upgrade your pads to OE Pads.
He said he has drum brakes in the rear.
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Can't really help here but a question: I have a Tacoma with 86k miles. How many miles on yours to need new rear brake shoes? On my previous truck (Chevy S10) with drum rear they never needed replacing.... sold it with 110k miles.

Yes, BP, I am with you. For whatever reason Toyota burdens these otherwise great little trucks with rear drums. I hate them, too.
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Yeah, "drum in hat." My Navigator uses that design. Many orders of magnitude simplier to install and adjust than a drum brake, though. Plus, most people never even use their e-brake, so they never wear out. Last time I set my e-brake was because I was curious if it even worked. It didn't.



My jeep has that type of e-brake. My son's friend had a similar jeep and had to replace those tiny shoes - said it was a real pain to do. Personally I prefer drum brakes in the rear. Seems like when pulling a heavy trailer without brakes it's easier to slow/stop with drum brakes than with all discs.
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He said he has drum brakes in the rear.
I went by the PAD statement. Looked it up. It's shoes. Now I know what's going on. He didn't clean the brake dust out of the drum and/or the backing plate. It's the brake dust that's causing the noise. Remove drum, spray it down with brake clean and the shoes/backing plate as well. Reinstall and adjust.
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plus, most people with automatic transmissions never even use their e-brake
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