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Old 01-15-2012, 09:34 PM   #3
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2000 L-Series 2.2L Sedan
2000 L-Series 2.2L Wagon
Default Re: Rear Brake noise on 03 L200

There are a number of things that can go wrong when you reassemble the drum brakes. It is not obvious how all the parts go together. If not assembled properly, the self adjusters won't work and the handbrake lever doesn't settle in a reasonable stroke. Another problem is that the fork shaped end of the adjuster strut is a little too wide for some aftermarket brake shoes. Maybe this is a metric vs. inch thing. The small metal clip that engages the adjuster rachet wheel slips between the forked end and the shoe. Then there is no adjustment. The fix is to close up the fork a little bit so there isn't room for the clip.

The best thing when you do a job like this is to take some digital photos before you take things apart. I posted some pix of the assembly in a thread a while ago. Do a search.

BYW- I have deliberately not posted a How-To on the rear drums because of all the things that can go wrong. It is a much more difficult job than working on discs. Another reason is the near impossiblity of bleeding these things.

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