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Hj47 handbrake drum rubbing and wearing out - 1983 Toyota Land Cruiser

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    hj47 landcruiser handbrake diagram

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These have been aproblem sinc the first landcruiser came out.all you can dotoget it right is ,drop the tail shaft (frontend only)undo the drum ,take it to abrake establishment or machine shop and get it machined true again ,get anew set of shoes and put then in.slide the drumback onthe spline do the nut up to 122 foot pounds and adjust the shoes very close with out binding,remember to stake the big nut so it cannot work loose put the tailshaft back and you are done ,always keep it well adjusted.alternatlydrop the tail shaft off and retighten the nut to 122ft /lbs as thedo work loose as the bearing wears and that starts the whole problem off ,just tightening it up may well be all you want to do, but I would do the whole job .if you need ant help just sing out ,I think I still have a workshop manual for all the 47 ,s 6o s and 75 s somewheregood luck "youdoit"

Posted on Sep 11, 2009

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Just completed repair, the transfer case rear seal loses some of its tension with age and heating if handbrake has rubbed or left on and allowed drum to heat up.

This causes small oil leak into brake drum from transfer case.

Drop tailshaft remove Drum unbolt brake back plate remove seal and replace. Simple job.

Replace soiled shoes and lightly sand drum surface to clean.

Beware - Toyota replacement Handbrake Cable DOES NOT WORK.

The replacement part has a longer spring and will push brake assembly off centre causing right side shoe to drag and will stop shoes expanding far enought to actuate brake. ( no adjustment will fix this you could cut spring to half length hard as must be done on the cable assembly )

I found out hard way and refitted OLD cable and could readjust correctly again, thanks Toyota spares wasted a day reassembling the whole brake setup to discover this.

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