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Old 08-04-2010, 12:41 PM   #1
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Ebrake Help

Hey guys I have recently had some issues with my E brake sensor. When i accelerate (because its a horizontal pull one) it will move backwards slightly which sets the e brake light off and is seriously bugging me.
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Check to see if this lever is "frozen" on both drums. If it is, you pull the rubber boot back, drive the pin out, and clean the corrosion of the clevis. I had the exact thing happen to my 98.
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Check to see if this lever is "frozen" on both drums. If it is, you pull the rubber boot back, drive the pin out, and clean the corrosion of the clevis. I had the exact thing happen to my 98.
I will definitely go try this
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I looked under and i can wiggle them around so i dont think their frozen, i think it just has to do with the ebrake slightly moving off the sensor...
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Are you positive that it is the lever and not low brake fluid?

Double check your brake fluid levels, as that will also cause your parking light to come on. If it is low, you need to check your brake thickness, as thats one of the ways that is used as a worn out indicator. If you are low and the pads are fine, make sure you aren't leaking fluid somewhere.

If your fluid levels are fine, there is a spring you can try lubricating under the drivers side. http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1st...t-problem.html has pics and some other options for you.
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I checked and made sure it wasnt the brake fluid. I believe it may need to be slightly tightened or something. and i wd40'd the spring and havent had a chance to drive it yet
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just bringing this back up as i have the same issue and pretty much a non existent ebrake

my truck as some rust underneath, and just tonight i was trying to poke around and check stuff out....well the two mechanisms at the rear brakes don't budge at all even with the ebrake disengaged

so if i pull the rubber boot back there's a pin i can pop out and i can remove the whole pivot arm for the ebrake and clean it up?
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just bringing this back up as i have the same issue and pretty much a non existent ebrake

my truck as some rust underneath, and just tonight i was trying to poke around and check stuff out....well the two mechanisms at the rear brakes don't budge at all even with the ebrake disengaged

so if i pull the rubber boot back there's a pin i can pop out and i can remove the whole pivot arm for the ebrake and clean it up?
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adjusting it does nothing when it's frozen

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ok so i took a better look, how do i get the dust caps off??
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