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    Question Rear Wheel Cylinder Inquiry

    So, after pain-stakingly changing both drum brake shoes for the first time in my life ever today I encountered a leaking Wheel Cylinder, passenger side, that appears to be leaking from the right rubber portion a substantial amount when fiddled with (pushing the inside pistons back and forth with the shoes off) And after re-assembling it, the brake fluid level was about 1/2 an inch lower between the fill lines after the job was completed (about 4-5 hours later.) Air probably seeped into the lines hence why the brakes are more spongy than usual. Looking for an OEM Toyota Part # for the Wheel Cylinders to no avail unfortunately, hopefully not NLA if anyone can slide it over for me very appreciated. Found some aftermarket ones on Autozone for $13/a pair if I can't find OEM. Question begging now is: worth rebuilding or replacing? Both Wheel Cylinders are still original and I believe the left hand one is about due too considering its rubber is shot but not leaking. Friend looked at the wheel cylinder and said it could be rebuilt for cheaper. Thoughts/Input anyone?

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    Re: Rear Wheel Cylinder Inquiry

    I looked on-line and the OEM part is still available part number 47550-30120 @ $51~ each.

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    Re: Rear Wheel Cylinder Inquiry

    Given parts availability these days, grab what you can locally and get your ride on the road.
    Keep the old ones and when you get time, overhaul them.
    Hopefully you can find OEM parts but A/M will do in a pinch.
    As long as the bleeder screws come out and the bores aren't scored/pitted, you should be good to go.

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    Re: Rear Wheel Cylinder Inquiry

    And nothing beats new OEM, at any price

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    Re: Rear Wheel Cylinder Inquiry

    Thanks JDM VANMAN, will be seeing which Toyota site has 'em cheapest. Also Burnboot thanks for your input too. Always trusted OEM since I got this thing running 'cause its never let me down since!

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    Re: Rear Wheel Cylinder Inquiry

    Pulled the trigger on getting a rebuild kit. Let's see how this goes. (5$ for a kit, sheesh!)

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