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Carlos Blanco I live in Costa Rica and I brought a toyota sienna 2000 from the USA the mecanic put new brakes in the back, but the driver side tire is braking less compared to the other side. Here in Costa Rica aren´t many cars of that type and he doesn´t now what to do. The car is faling the motor vehicles test

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  • cblanco0820 Jun 29, 2008

    my car does have drum brakes on the back

  • cblanco0820 Jul 01, 2008

    Thank you this is a better answer from you. The mecanic tight both tires real good but one is not gueting enought brake fluid pression, they are looking for a valve or something else for adjust the pression, because when they put the car in the compuer for the test, both tires star with the same pression but later one level in the computer is goin up to 40% and we need 35%.Thanks for your help.

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Please accept our apologies for an inappropriate response such as that which has been posted by adhamsaid88 here. This is not the way FixYa experts conduct business, nor is it considered acceptable or to be expected on this site.

I am not an expert on automobiles, but we will attempt to resolve this situation for you. Other experts will, I am sure, weigh in on this who are much more knowledgeable on the matter than I. I am sure they will help you, and you will not see the type of behavior that unfortunately has been displayed by adhamsaid88. I have posted a notice to other experts to ask them to look at this matter, as well.

In regard to the brakes, I believe that what pierre235 is saying makes sense - the drums need to have enough of an "abrasive" characteristic to do something other than slide. From my own experience, I will tell you that it has most often been a matter of adjustment. If one side is braking harder than the other, most likely one needs to be tightened and/or the other loosened (so to speak). I know I am not using automotive expert terminology here, but I hope that I am conveying the concepts correctly.

Additionally, rotors have to be turned when drums are replaced or adjusted, and they may require some work as well. The rotors must be even, or the brake will not apply evenly. (This is because rotors generally do not wear evenly.)

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    Thank you for returning to FixYa to review the information posted for you, and I hope that it is helpful. Once again, please accept our most sincere apologies for the unacceptable language posted originally. Such behavior is not accepted or tolerated by FixYa, nor is it the standard by which our experts conduct themselves. We are here to serve you - our customer - and truly appreciate your return to the site.



    In regard to the issue you have, it sounds as if the mechanic is headed in the proper direction. Have they tested for possible leaks or obstructions in the lines?



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Got to be ajusted properly the wheel cylinder got to be free move properly i had people who fell those test the drum was to shinny use very corse sand paper sand the drum so you leave some mark on it the drum by been to shinny the brake shoe slid on it it should grab insted leave mark in the drum that brake least it gonna fix the problem hope it help from montreal canada pierre

Posted on Jun 29, 2008

  • pierre laplante Jun 29, 2008

    sir i have to apologise for that idiot im sorry

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