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    Question Brake squeal only in reverse

    I started getting a squeal only when backing up and applying the brakes about 2 weeks ago. I thought I had just gotten to the indicators, so I bought some pads and started to change them just now. When I pulled the wheels, I could see that I've still got about ¼" even on the thinnest pad and the indicators aren't even close. Any ideas on what the reverse only squeal might be? TIA.
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    Funny that you should mention a brake problem while in reverse. I just picked up a 'clunk' sound, only while reversing and applying the brakes. I can't figure it out, but it happens everytime. It sounds like its coming from the driver's side front.


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    Default It's just a Toyota Thing

    My Tundra does it cold, when reversing, and so does my wife's solara. I thought the pads needed replaced, but when I pulled the solara's wheel off, I had at least 70% pad. I just deal with it, because it doesn't do it forward, and goes away after driving for only a couple of minutes. Doesn't hurt anything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matador98
    My Tundra does it cold, when reversing, and so does my wife's solara. I thought the pads needed replaced, but when I pulled the solara's wheel off, I had at least 70% pad. I just deal with it, because it doesn't do it forward, and goes away after driving for only a couple of minutes. Doesn't hurt anything.
    Weird though, that mine just started doing it after 4 years. Oh well, if it's not hurting anything mechanically and doesn't affect performance... :shrug:


    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Law
    Funny that you should mention a brake problem while in reverse. I just picked up a 'clunk' sound, only while reversing and applying the brakes. I can't figure it out, but it happens everytime. It sounds like its coming from the driver's side front.
    JL,
    There's a TSB that adresses this to some degree here:

    BR004-00

    It starts out like this:
    "A clicking type noise may be noticed when first applying the brakes after changing vehicle travel direction ( Drive/Forward to Reverse, Reverse to Drive/Forward). This is a normal noise caused by the required brake pad–to–caliper clearances. When the direction of travel is changed, the brake pads may “shift” towards the new direction of travel. When the brake pad contacts the caliper, a clicking noise may be heard.
    To minimize this clicking noise, a disc brake caliper grease has been made available for use during brake service/maintenance operations. Under normal usage conditions this grease should be effective for a period of 6 months to 1 year."
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    Quote Originally Posted by OKCTundra
    JL,
    There's a TSB that adresses this to some degree here:
    BR004-00
    Thank You Sir!

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    Default Brake squeal only in reverse for 2000 Tundra

    I don't think this is related to BR004-00. This squeal is very high pitched and very LOUD! I bought a 2000 tundra from the dealer a month ago so I don't know the whole history of the truck. The dealer told me 2 times that the squeal was normal. I took the truck to another certified toyota mechanic that found the problem to be the driver's side front brake. He said the pad was really hard for some reason. He turned the rotors and put on new brakes and brakes were great for 2 weeks then it started getting bad again. I wonder if this is a new problem related to age. Anyone have additional info on this?

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    BUMP.

    Anyone else experience this or have any ideas?
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    Nope, I still believe it is just a quirk. I've checked pads and rotor and nothing is hurt. Even my cruiser does it sometimes, and I have changed the pad and turned the rotors several times. It's 17 years old.
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    Just a thought for those with squeals. I noticed they are 2000 Tundras. If I remember the adjusters for the rears were overadjusting the pads for some. Could it be your rear pads are too tight? I've only heard a squeal in reverse on my 01 once, while backing up with my emergency brake still partially engaged, DOH!

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    Default Re: Brake squeal only in reverse

    OKCTundra,
    Did your reversing squeal ever resolve? I have a 2002 Tundra and the squeal even at very slow speeds will turn the head of everyone in the parking lot. Absolutely no sound forward breaking. I was very concerned damage is being done, but based on this thread, some call it normal. Thank you for your time!
    David

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    Default Re: Brake squeal only in reverse

    My brakes started squealing in reverse some time ago. Figuring my pads were about gone, I decided to have it looked at. I had last had the brakes done at an independent shop. I took the truck to a different shop and the mechanic told me the pads were still good but it looked like they were semi-metallic which is not the type specified for the Tundra. (I think I've got the details right; I have slept numerous times since...) I decided not to do anything about it since it wasn't a safety issue but it seems to be getting worse and sure does draw attention. I don't know if this would apply to anyone else's squealing issue, but it's one possibilty for you to consider.

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    This is so werid. I was just coming on here to see if anyone had the same issue. Mine just started squealing this past weekend when backing up. It does sound like the rear drums though, but its not a scraping, almost sounds like a rusty spring or soemthing. I don't know, but its annoying. Anyone else have this problem? I have never replaced the rear drum pads and I have almost 60k.
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    same problem here...I guess its just normal.
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    Default Re: Brake squeal only in reverse

    anybody look at the "edges" of the pads to see if the metal is scraping on the drum surface? there is some play in the rear pads. they are designed to rock a bit. maybe they are rocking and also twisting outwards due to a worn spring and the metal edge of the shoes is rubbing against the drum?

    just a thought....
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    Default Re: Brake squeal only in reverse

    I bought my Tacoma after seeing how happy everyone here was with theirs...

    I notice that the Tacomas mentioned so far are '00, '02, and '04. I have an '06 pre runner with 5,500 miles on it, and it has been squealing in reverse since the third week I owned it (around 2,500). Like the other comments here, it's always in the morning, backing out of the driveway. Sometimes, but not always, I can jab the brake quickly, and it will stop, but then it's back the next morning.

    Does this sound too soon for the problem to show up? I'd like people to look at my truck because it's shiny and new, not because it's making noise...

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