Toyota Tercel Repair Question
Tercel rear drums
These are kinda tricky. There is a slit in the back of the drums, you will need to use two small screwdrivers. One to lift the lever up and the other to twist the knob with teeth on it upward. This will allow the brakes to retract away from the drum. If it gets harder and harder to turn, your turning the WRONG WAY. It should get easier after the initial turn. Use a head-held led light, its much easier to use while your hands are buisy with the two screwdirvers. Look at your service manual for more detailed info. I used Haynes manual.
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Problem solved. To get the drums off, you have to remove the wheel bearing assembly. The axle shaft goes right up the middle of the drum. After all the sweating and swearing, something this simple reminded me of why I don't like doing drum brakes in the first place. Anyway, thanks for the input and maybe some day I can return the favor. Until next time. T'Stomper
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