Toyota Truck Park Brake Bellcrank Repair


Filed Under (Toyota Manuals) by admin on 01-10-2011

Toyota trucks including Tacoma, T100 and Tundra with rear drum brakes use a bellcrank apparatus through the brake backing plate as part of the parking brake system. These bellcranks, made of aluminum and steel are known for seizing up. The photo below (fig.1) shows the tell tale sign of a seized bellcrank, this one being on the right side. The sagging cable that runs across the differential is a warning. If you notice this you need to check the action of the bellcranks before using the parking brake further. Using the parking brake with this condition can cause damage to the brake shoes and drum.
2 Removing Toyota Drums If you have never removed your drums, you will likely find that they are stuck in place. Rust tends to build up between the drum and hub flange making them difficult to remove.



Filed Under (Toyota Manuals) by admin on 18-09-2011

Camry, Celica, Corolla, Cressida, MR2, Pickup/4Runner, Supra, Tercel, Van/Wago to bottom of hole. Transmission on Tercel Wagon has 2 drain plugs on bottom of transaxle.Transfer Case (Except Tercel Wagon) Drain plugs on 4WD transfer cases are separate from main transmission case. Transfer Case (Tercel Wagon) The integral differential and transaxle assembly on Tercel Wagons have separate drain and fill plugs. See Fig. 1. When filling with fluid, leave extension housing drain plug loose about 7 or 8 turns. After filling, tighten drain plug.

Yamaha Road Star TRIKE CONVERSION KIT Owner's Maintenance Notes


Filed Under (Yamaha) by admin on 16-02-2011

1. Tire Pressure and Rotation : Keep the nominal tire pressure at about 20-25psig. It is not necessary to periodically rotate the trike tires unless you experience unusual tire wear. 2. Bearing Lubrication . Your Swing Arm, external differential and axle bearings are sealed and do not require greasing. However, should you experience unusual differential or axle bearing noise you should take your trike to a Champion Trike Dealer or to your motorcycle mechanic for a checkup. 3. Body Lubrication . There are no grease fittings on the trike body and no required body lubrication points. 4. Differential lubrication . Your differential is a sealed unit and comes filled with high-pressure grease. No maintenance is required. 5. Brakes . Check your brake system fluid level every 3,000 miles and top-off as necessary. Inspect rear disc brake pads every 10,000 miles and replace as necessary. Pads are Volkswagen Part # D101P. 6. Drive Train . Inspect your drive belt as recommended in your motorcycle Owner’s Manual. When properly tensioned after the trike conversion, the belt should “deflect” about 1/2 to 5/8 inches when pressed with a force of 10 pounds. Do not use commercial belt dressing compounds on the belt: these compounds are designed for friction, not toothed, belts and can collect dirt and sand. 7. Suspension System. The suspension system retains your single OEM shock and adds two coil-over “helper” mechanical shocks. The system is designed to give you the best ride with a load of no more than 500 pounds (passengers plus cargo plus trailer tongue weight). There is a pre-load adjuster ring on each new shock that is factory-set at the “lowest” setting, for the softest ride. Changing this setting will result in a stiffer ride

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