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Replaced shoes, drums,caliper,and springs on rear wheels and know in reverse the right tire locks what is it ?

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    RICHIE May 11, 2010

    wheel cylinder or caliper leaking brake fluid? that will make it lock up??

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I hope you are talking about the right front wheel being lock up. assuming you put the pad back on correctly on the front wheels which is the disc brake, the only thing will caused the wheel to lock up is the piston which operate from the calipers may be seized up. The piston in the calipers what it does when you applied the brake, the brake fluid force the pressure to the piston inside the calipers which force the pistons to press on to the brake pad causing the pad to come in contact to the rotor using friction to slow the wheel down. what supposed to take place when applied the brake the pressure on the piston and the pad and when you take the foot of the brake the brake pressure also release from the the piston and the brake pad. now if you have a bad piston inside the caliper and may have a worned out piston O rings, the chances are the piston is not retracting back in properly releasing the pressure off the rotor. The piston suppose to go in and out of the caliper, The piston may have seized up and not retracing back off a little reducing the pressure from the pad and the rotor causing it to lock up, the more you applied the bake the more it lock up. have the caliper and the piston inspected. hope that make sense...good luck

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The shoes not being adjusted properly or if one shoe has more pad than the other like a primary and secondary them wrong will also create this issue, also brake fluid on drums and shoes.

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  1. Place parking brake lever in -full released- position.
  2. Raise and support vehicle.
  3. Remove plug in parking brake shoe support to access adjuster star-wheel.
  4. Through the access hole, rotate the adjuster star wheel in the following direction to expand the shoes outward against the drum:
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  11. Remove return spring from shoes.

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    Fig. View of the actuator (1), support (2), adjuster spring (3), return spring (4), caliper adapter (5), shoes (6), hold-down clips and pins (7) and adjuster (8)

To install:
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      Fig. Hub assembly

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      Fig. Rear hub and bearing mounting bolts

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    Fig. 10: Install the adjuster assembly in the slots in the
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  2. Remove brake drum. If brake drum cannot be removed easily, insert a suitable screwdriver through hole in backing plate, then push adjuster lever away from adjuster and back of adjustment tension.
  3. Remove tension spring, using a suitable tool, then remove rear shoe hold-down spring and pin. Remove rear brake shoe and anchor spring, Fig. 7.
    1. On Land Cruiser models, remove front hold-down spring using a suitable tool, then disconnect the parking brake cable from the parking brake bellcrank, Fig. 7.
    2. On Pickup, 4Runner, 4WD T100 and 4WD Tacoma models, remove front shoe hold-down spring and pin, using a suitable tool, then disconnect No. 1 parking brake cable from No. 3 parking brake bellcrank.
    3. On 2WD T100 models, proceed as follows:
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    2. Remove adjusting lever spring, then the adjuster from front shoe.
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  2. Remove cap and snap ring, Fig. 10, then remove cone washers with tapered punch.
  3. Insert suitable length bolts into flange bolt holes, then tighten bolts evenly and remove flanges.
  4. Remove free wheel hub cover and snap ring, then remove nut, spring washer and cone washer with suitable tapered punch.
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  7. Remove axle hub and brake disc as an assembly.
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  1. Raise and support front of vehicle, then remove tire and wheel assembly.
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  3. Remove anti-rattle spring and shim(s) if equipped, then remove brake pads.
  4. Lubricate caliper housing with suitable brake grease at pad contact points.
  5. Reverse procedure to install.

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