BRAKE PEDAL Pedal Height (A)

1. Measure the pedal height between the pedal top and asphalt sheet.

2. Adjust the pedal height.

(1) Sufficiently loosen the stop light switch.

(2) Adjust the pedal height by turning the push rod.

(3) Return the stop light switch until its body lightly contacts the pedal stopper.

Pedal Freeplay

1. Stop the engine and depress the brake pedal several times until there is no more vacuum left in the booster.

2. Press down the pedal with fingers until initial resistance is felt. The amount of play sensed at this time should be within the specified range.

Pedal freeplay: 3-6 mm

1. If the pedal freeplay is not within the specified range, adjust the pedal height by the method described in Pedal Height so as to provide the proper amount of pedal freeplay.

2. The pedal freeplay is not the amount of stroke up to the time the booster piston starts to move.

1985 Land Cruiser Brake Power Booster
Fig. 9-7
Brake Pedal Reserve Distance


Check The Pedal Reserve Distance

Depress the brake pedal and check the pedal reserve distance.

Pedal reserve distance: Disc brake

FJ, BJ 40-42-43 series

More than 115 mm (4.53 in.) FJf BJ, HJ60 series

More than 105 mm (4.13 in.) Drum brake

FJ, BJ 40-42-43 series

More than 110 mm (4.33 in.) FJ, BJ, HJ 45-46-47-60 series More than 100 mm (3.94 in.) Adjust The Shoe Clearance Front Brake

1. Jack up the vehicle so that the wheels turn freely.

2. Turn the wheel and spread the shoes by screwing the adjusting nut until the wheel locks with SST.

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3. While pumping the pedal, close the shoes until the wheel turn freely.

The standard number of notches to be backed off : 5 notches PARKING BRAKE Center Brake Type

1. Turn the adjuster counterclockwise until the brake shoes are fully expanded.

2. Return the adjuster one notch.

3. Check the brake drums to see that the brakes are not dragging after pulling the parking brake lever all the way back and then releasing it.

If dragging, return the adjuster another notch.

Parking Brake Lever

1. Pull the parking brake lever and check its distance.

Parking brake lever distance: FJ, BJ, HJ 60 series

8-10 clicks at 20kg (44 lb) 3-6 clicks at 25 kg (55 lb)

with center brake

Fig. 9-11
Fig. 9-12
Fig. 9-13

2. If the parking brake lever does not have the specified travel, adjust parking brake cables.

(1) Loosen the adjusting cap.

(2) Adjust the amount of lever travel by turning the nut.

(3) Fully tighten the adjusting cap by hand.

In the adjustment of the parking brake travel, make sure that the rear brake shoe clearance has been correctly adjusted before hand.


1. Remove the bleeder plug cap.

Attach a vinyl tube to the wheel cylinder bleeder plug and insert the other end into a container.

1. Begin bleeding air from the wheel cylinder with the longest hydraulic line.

2. Bleed air from the bypass pipe (with LSPV).

2. Depress the brake pedal several times and then while holding it depressed, loosen the bleeder plug about one-third to one-half turn.

3. When the fluid pressure in the cylinder is almost depleted, retighten the plug.

4. Repeat this operation until there are no more air bubbles in the hydraulic line.

Do not allow brake fluid to remain on painted surface.

5. When the bubbles stop, depress and hold the brake pedal, and then tighten the bleeder plug.

6. Attach the bleeder plug cap.

7. After bleeding, apply fluid pressure to the line and check for leakage.

8. Replenish the fluid in the reservoir to the specified level.

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