Parking Brake Inspection

Frequent inhalation of brake pad dust, regardless of material composition, could be hazardous to your health.
  • Avoid breathing dust particles.
  • Never use an air hose or brush to clean brake assemblies. Use an approprite vacuum cleaner.

1.Raise the rear of the vehicle, and make sure it is securely supported. Remove the rear wheels.

2.Release the parking brake, and remove the rear brake caliper and disc/drum.


3.Check the parking brake linings (A) for cracking, glazing, wear, and contamination.


4.Measure the parking brake lining thickness (B). Measurement does not include brake shoe thickness.

Parking brake lining thickness: 
 Standard: 3.2 mm (0.126 in.) 
Service limit: 1.0 mm (0.04 in.) 

5.If the brake lining thickness is less than the service limit, replace all the parking brake shoes as a set.

6.Check the bearings in the hub unit for smooth operation.

7.Measure the inside diameter of the parking brake drum with inside vernier calipers.

Parking brake drum inside diameter: 
 Standard: 169.9-170.0 mm (6.689-6.693 in.) 
Service limit: 171.0 mm (6.732 in.) 


8.If the inside diameter of the parking brake drum is more than service limit, replace the rear brake disc/drum.

9.Check the parking brake drum for scoring, grooves, and cracks.