Emergency brakes were originally used to stop a vehicle during a failure of the regular brakes. However, emergency brakes are now used primarily to keep the vehicle from moving while parked because the regular brakes on a Toyota Camry rarely fail. Emergency brakes most often need to be replaced as a result of disuse, which can cause the components to rust and seize.
Tools Used: Tools, Parking brake shoes, Socket wrench set
Replace Emergency Brakes
Determine which type of emergency brakes your Toyota Camry will need. Emergency brakes typically function by activating the regular braking system on the driving wheels. The emergency brakes for the Toyota Camry use the drum brakes on the rear wheels. Raise the vehicle to remove the rear wheels and brake drum with a socket wrench.