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chrisandhiace
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PostSubject: Rear brake balance   Mon Jan 12, 2009 3:27 pm

Have a problem with one rear wheel locking up before the other on braking.
The pistons seem to move freely and the system has been bled.
It was originally the rear offside until I replaced that offside section of handbrake cable.....now its the other side instead.
Its VOR and no MOT till sorted. (has beeen since 6 dec)
Is it just a case of twiddling the star wheel adjusters?
I'll get there in the end but would welcome any advice Smile


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PostSubject: Re: Rear brake balance   Mon Jan 12, 2009 10:09 pm

Well, I'll be at it again tomorrow weather permitting... Sad
How many clicks of the handbrake to ensure the self adjusters work properly?...I seem to have the figure 7 in mind?
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PostSubject: Re: Rear brake balance   Tue Jan 13, 2009 12:21 am

7 - 9 on the Townace.

I'd guess that you just have them adjusted un equal?
Does the handbrake cable slide in the outer cable ok?

have the shoes been replaced and refitted correctly?

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PostSubject: Re: Rear brake balance   Tue Jan 13, 2009 8:14 am

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Does the handbrake cable slide in the outer cable ok?
Thanks Clive....yes that may be the cause, though it 'appears' to move.....I only replaced 1 piece of cable...should have done the other side too....but at 50 a piece Rolling Eyes ....
Have one more go at it and order cable for the other side if I can't get it to balance...
Was saving 50 worth it?.... No
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PostSubject: Re: Rear brake balance   Tue Jan 13, 2009 9:39 am

Allways worth a go at saving.

Also the Load Limiting Valve or whatever it is called may need bleeding?

It is in the centre where the two wheel brake fluid pipes meet.
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PostSubject: Re: Rear brake balance   Tue Jan 13, 2009 1:15 pm

Thanks Clive...did'nt notice a load sensing thing.....just things to distribute the pipes which had no bleeders on...one front, one rear.
Been messing around for 4.5 hrs today.

For some reason which is not known to me it seems to stop evenly now. Lots of twiddling the star wheels and yanking the handbrake rabbit
I'll get it booked in for MOT (again Embarassed ) and see what happens.

After that I'll just need to find out where all that aircon gas I pumped in yesterday has gone to No

Lesson learned?...Never neglect your supercustom!
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PostSubject: Re: Rear brake balance   Tue Jan 13, 2009 3:06 pm

You need to put some dye in or have a sniffer, be careful as the gas KILLS!
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PostSubject: Re: Rear brake balance   Tue Jan 13, 2009 9:31 pm

Cheers Clive...I'll look into sourcing some dye.
Mot tomorrow...fingers crossed. Rolling Eyes
Another big lesson...If you DIY get the MOT onto a summer cycle...winter is the wrong time to be crawling in the cold wet dirt...my gravel just happens to be a cat toilet too!
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PostSubject: Re: Rear brake balance   Wed Jan 14, 2009 6:09 pm

Well, I've got me 12 month ticket again cheers
There's still a little inbalance which I will deal with in springtime...but worth mentioning (from the tester) is this...
The return springs in the piston can weaken...so they don't retract the shoes properly....this leads to problems for the self adjusters
Now to source some aircon dye cyclops
Thanks for your input Clive Bus
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PostSubject: Re: Rear brake balance   Thu Jan 15, 2009 10:45 am

Return springs cheap enough from Toyota.
$3.50 on the Toyodiy EPC, assume that is US$ and not to old?
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PostSubject: Re: Rear brake balance   Thu Jan 15, 2009 2:38 pm

Cheers Clive....I suppose that 'in theory' one could simply remove the springs out the cylinder, stretch them and refit.
If I can stomach the price I'll just renew the cylinders complete and shoes and springs etc in .....'springtime' lol!
For the aircon got a small R134a with UV dye, UV pentorch torch and glasses from Halfords last night...around 22 all in....
They have some good deals on some other items this month if you've not been in a while
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