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Rear Brake Questions for an '03 AC

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by 1stgenike, Sep 20, 2022 at 7:06 PM.

  1. Sep 20, 2022 at 7:06 PM
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    1stgenike

    1stgenike [OP] New Member

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    Looking for a second opinion on these rear drums and had a quick brake shoe question.

    I know it is difficult to gauge how deep these grooves are in the pic, but should these warrant a resurfacing? They aren't sharp, but hard to miss when you rub your finger across. Hesitant to buy new drums because of issues others had had with them being poor quality. Any advice is appreciated.
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    Also looking online and finding mixed information on the correct rear shoes for my 2003 Access cab. Just wanting to make sure these are what I am looking for. If anyone has any certain brand that they would recommend, let me know. Screen Shot 2022-09-20 at 9.54.18 PM.jpg
    PS. Accessory belt is beginning to squeak when the truck is cold....... time for a replacement?
    Thanks for the help.
     
  2. Sep 21, 2022 at 4:19 AM
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    bmf4069

    bmf4069 Yup, that's car parts in a dishwasher

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    Always turn your rotors/drums anytime you put new pads/shoes on. Those shoes are fine; they're actually the ones I had to get for mine. And go ahead and replace that belt. Most of us use and recommend the gatorback from rockauto.
     
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  3. Sep 21, 2022 at 4:30 AM
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    KNABORES

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    I stopped having rotors and drums turned around the century mark due to newer ones being thin from the factory. They don’t leave enough meat on them to turn and they end up warping if you do. The trouble most people have with rear drum replacements is the inexpensive ones aren’t round and they wobble and vibrate. Go OEM. They aren’t cheap though. I’m still running the factory rear drums on my 2000 with 270k miles or so on them. Think I replaced the pads once and the drums still looked pretty smooth. Likely due to the rear drums always being out of adjustment. I re-adjust them a couple of times between oil changes when I lube the drive line now.
     
  4. Sep 21, 2022 at 5:37 AM
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    shifty`

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    No e-brake adjust? I just set my e-brake a few times a year and call it a day. Every time I've had the back wheels off since, rear brakes have always been dialed-in.

    I realize it may not work for some members in hardcore salt/rust belt, but I'd think for us in GA and AR it'd be just fine.
     
  5. Sep 21, 2022 at 8:35 AM
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    Just do it. It's a no brainer and doesn't cost much to resurface them.
     
  6. Sep 21, 2022 at 2:31 PM
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    KNABORES

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    The E brake adjustment does very little. I use my ebrake everytime I park. I even do the back up and ebrake thing sometimes. There’s an updated starwheel for early models apparently. Has a different number of teeth.
     
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