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4runner E brake screech

Discussion in 'Toyota Trucks & SUVs' started by kmok, Mar 19, 2009.

  1. Mar 19, 2009 at 3:55 PM
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    My brother has a 97 4runner V6 4wd and we let his truck set for a week with the e brake up a while back and now his truck screeches whenever hes driving around. Is there any way to fix this and we havent used the E brake since it had the problems...I came accross the problem on the freeway with some violent shaking while driving that was fun lol. Is it a simple job to fix the e brake?
     
  2. Mar 19, 2009 at 4:44 PM
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    Maybe one of the brake shoes is out of adjustment. You can try to repetedly engauge and disengauge the E brake about 10 times, and see if that fixes it, or, you may have to take the rear brake apart, and manually adjust it.
     
  3. Mar 19, 2009 at 4:57 PM
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    We havent used the e brake for a couple of months since it first locked up and left it down so is it a bad idea to reengage?
     
  4. Mar 19, 2009 at 5:08 PM
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    The drum brakes are typically adjusted by the aplication of the E brake.
     
  5. Mar 19, 2009 at 5:18 PM
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    Ok I'll go try it right now...I have nothing better to do
     
  6. Mar 19, 2009 at 5:25 PM
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    if it does work, spray some lube on all the moving parts. Sounds like something got a little rust built up on it
     
  7. Mar 19, 2009 at 5:48 PM
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    It didn't work so I think theres a bigger problem
     
  8. Mar 19, 2009 at 5:49 PM
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    take the drum off and have someone work the ebrake..see if anything moves. May just be the cable is hanging up inside
     
  9. Mar 19, 2009 at 5:51 PM
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    Ok i'll probably get to that another day its too dark outside to do anything now
     
  10. Mar 19, 2009 at 5:52 PM
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    how many miles on the runner? may need a clean and adjust in the rear
     
  11. Mar 19, 2009 at 5:54 PM
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