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How long can one expect the rear brake pads to last? I currently have 80K on the same pads. I pulled the drums to adjust the brakes and they appear to still have some life to them. Just wondering if they should be changed even if they still look ok - 80k just sounds like a lot?!
 

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No need to change them if they look good. If you drive unloaded most of the time the rear brake do very little work.
Clean out the dust and lube the backing plates. Check the park brake links, lube them if necessary. Make sure the paper shim between the drum and axle is not tore and stuck to the axle. If so just scrape it all off and lube the hub with silicon brake grease.
Adjust the rear brakes being careful not to over adjust. Install the wheels and torque the lugs.
This is all the maintenance that's needed.
Mike
 

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wait drums use pads??? :eek:

Shoes

hehe just giving you a hard time...:tu:
 

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Kflash: I just bought a 2004 Tundra with 80k on it and took it to my mechanic to have the brakes checked. I ended up changing Front brakes including the rotors. Mechanic said the Rears were just fine even after 80K because they get very little wear.
 

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Thanks for the feedback!
 
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