What a great, wonderfully specific DIY guide once again by demoder. I have a query about greases. Two greases are currently among my supplies as follows:
-- Mobil 1 synthetic grease, see https://www.amazon.com/Mobil-Synthet.../dp/B00U1TLXC4
. It's red in color, if this jogs anyone's memory
-- CRC Brake & Caliper Grease 05359, see https://www.amazon.com/CRC-05359-Cal...gateway&sr=8-1
. Label says it is for drum brake hardware and drum brake shoe landings, among other things. I have used this on my old Civic's rear brake hardware and had no problems.
I have had an intermittent wooka-wooka noise coming from I think the rear brakes, when I press the brake pedal at speeds below about 30 mph. About five months ago, and to try to cure the noise, I replaced the front brake shoes and front brake pads (toyota oem parts for both). The new linings seemed to help for awhile, then the noise came back. Possibly rust? Per advice on the net, while driving 40 mph or so I have applied the emergency hand brake for a few seconds repeatedly several times. This seemed to cure the problem for awhile. Then the noise comes back. I am suspicious that the drums are out-of-round. I am about to install some salvage yard brake drums from a 2002 Rav4 that look great. They are supposedly compatible with the Rav4.1 drums. If this does not help, then I may start replacing the brake hardware. The old hardware is way rusted in appearance.
Meanwhile, can anyone comment on which grease is best for my rear brake drum hardware? Or is the Syl-Glide that demoder listed in her DIY guide the grease people like the best?