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hello my fellows ! here is the senarios:

I want to change the rear brake shoes on my baby[02 tacoma, V6, Prerunner]
but not sure of the brake shoe parts. I know prerunners are 2WD's but do they also use the same brake shoe parts as the regular tacoma or as 4WD's parts ? I just want to make sure about these parts before I get them from the local auto part store.

Are there other things that I need to be awared of....this is my first time changing the rear brake ! Thanks in advance for the advice !!! Phu :eek:
 

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From what I know, Brake shoes last a long time before being replace. I still have not changed mine on my 98, and they still ahve allot to go. Just a thought. You might want to take a look at them.
 

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blacktaco said:
do they also use the same brake shoe parts as the regular tacoma or as 4WD's parts ?
Same as the 4wd... How many miles do you have? Have you checked them to know they need to be replaced? Unless you carry a lot of weight in the bed, you might be surprised how long they last. Truck rear brakes get hardly any wear because they are so light in the back.
 

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From what I know, Brake shoes last a long time before being replace. I still have not changed mine on my 98, and they still ahve allot to go. Just a thought. You might want to take a look at them.
LOL, you beat me to it.
 

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HEHE, :) I know a thing or 2 about brakes. I clean my drums everytime I rotate my tires. And look to see what condition they are in. Granite I only have 84K on my 98, they look like they still have a long ways.
 

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Same as the 4wd... How many miles do you have? Have you checked them to know they need to be replaced? Unless you carry a lot of weight in the bed, you might be surprised how long they last. Truck rear brakes get hardly any wear because they are so light in the back.
the truck is at +/- 64K right now and still running strong. Recently I had the 60K maintenance service at the dealer....they told me that my rear brake needed to be changed. I just didn't have the chance to take a look at them myself. Sound good, I will do a quick check up to see what's up. Appreciate your help !!! P.
 

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Unless you know the dealer well, iam not sure I would trust them. But if you need to change them, make sure you get the correct tools. I watched a friend do mine, there is a special spring tool that makes it much easier.
 

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blacktaco said:
hello my fellows ! here is the senarios:

I want to change the rear brake shoes on my baby[02 tacoma, V6, Prerunner]
but not sure of the brake shoe parts. I know prerunners are 2WD's but do they also use the same brake shoe parts as the regular tacoma or as 4WD's parts ? I just want to make sure about these parts before I get them from the local auto part store.

Are there other things that I need to be awared of....this is my first time changing the rear brake ! Thanks in advance for the advice !!! Phu :eek:
If you do end up changing them, get Toyota shoes.. I tried the wheelers ones, and they were no good. $74 bucks, but well worth it!

Get plenty of brake parts cleaner as everything inside the drums will be covered in .25 of dust. Uh.. take a picture of how everything goes together, or get a manual... There are a few little parts, and springs to connect!
 

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I have the same issue with my 99 Prerunner. Does anybody have a link or something to look at when doing this. First-timer.
 
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