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Brakes stuck after washing the truck??????

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by BBBsti LTD, Oct 26, 2010.

  1. Oct 26, 2010 at 3:51 PM
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    BBBsti LTD

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    Today I washed my 2010 TRD/OR 4x4. I washed the truck at a pressure DIY carwash. After that I moved the truck to dry it up and then after 20 min,
    I put the truck in drive and move like 7 feet and stopped for like 5 sec. to put something away (still in drive) and when released the brake the truck was like if it had the parking brake engaged, but it was not. I gave it a little bit of gas and the truck made a clunk noise and abruptly move forward after that it was perfectly normal and I could not replicate it.

    I washed the inner fenders of the truck and pressure washed the wheels from the outside of the wheels no water from the differential area.

    Any ideas?? I know Toyota brakes get touchy when wet but I have never seen this.
     
  2. Oct 26, 2010 at 3:53 PM
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    there's been multiple posts about this happening. I dont think a real reason was found. But the theory is the water "freezes" the brakes and giving it a little extra gas will free it.
     
  3. Oct 26, 2010 at 4:03 PM
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    Thaks for the quick reply, I saw the post but this happened today in Socaltrailriders with a 70ish weather.

    ?????
     
  4. Oct 26, 2010 at 4:06 PM
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    It happen to me also, I washed it and let It on the driveway overnight, the next morning it won't move.
     
  5. Oct 26, 2010 at 4:07 PM
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    hmmm.... the only thing that may do that is be e-brake cable... maybe it was jammed and then since you gave it that gas it broke it loose...
     
  6. Oct 26, 2010 at 4:08 PM
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    did you use the e-brake?
     
  7. Oct 26, 2010 at 5:54 PM
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    I used it, it was engaged when parked but it was released and still didn't moved.
     
  8. Oct 26, 2010 at 6:22 PM
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    It's probably the e-brake cable. Seems like it's faulty on newer models. I would recommend taking it to toyota and see what they say if you are still under warranty. I'm sure they have quite a few complaints on it seeing we have seen this a few times already.
     
  9. Oct 26, 2010 at 7:54 PM
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    Seems like it happens quite frequently to Toyota Tacoma owners, even to some Tundra owners too, and most of the time water is involved.
     
  10. Oct 26, 2010 at 10:24 PM
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    talk about problems
     
  11. Oct 27, 2010 at 1:47 AM
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    The exact same happened to me last winter during a rain/snow storm.
    I think the drums got stuck on it.
    I ony way I got them unstuck was putting my truck in 4Lo
     
  12. Oct 27, 2010 at 8:21 AM
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    LOL, so much for unintended acceleration...
     
  13. Oct 27, 2010 at 9:26 AM
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    yes welcome to car ownership... this used to be very common... it may speak to low quality steel...
     
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    The left rear locked up on me once when I just washed it and put it in the Garage overnight. Drug the tire a foot and stopped because of the noise.
    Put it in reverse and the drum unfroze.
    I think it rusts a little and being a new truck the tolerances were still tight.
    I drive the truck a little after washing now and never happened again.
     
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    gptta cjange the rotor to aftermarket any suggestions????
     
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    Well, just had this happen to me this morning when I went to leave for work. After searching for a few mins, seems like this has happened to alot of people. Yesterday got home from work, washed the truck and dried it off same way I have always done. So maybe 20 mins after I'm done my wife came home and I moved the truck so she can park in the driveway and I park the truck for the night. This morning I start the truck grab a quick smoke while it warms up for a few mins and melt the frost off the windsheild, I get in and take off the parking brake and put it in drive and it will not move! I have had the e-brake stick a little before, but never this bad. I kept hitting the e-brake petal on and off and still would go. Went from D to R, In drive gave it alot of gas to try to break it free, moved a little and then I started laying tire!! Got out of the truck, said a few choice words and got back in. All of a sudden it broke free and I was on my way to work, a few mins late. So thats the fix. She must be a little moody in the morning specially after being wet, you just have to swear at her to make her move!
     
  17. Nov 10, 2010 at 5:21 AM
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    This is why I always drive any vehicle at least a mile after washing it.
     
  18. Nov 10, 2010 at 5:27 AM
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    Thats a good idea. Think I might start to do that.
     
  19. Nov 10, 2010 at 10:03 AM
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    it also has something to do with the crappy oem brake shoes in the rear. Mine would lock up after moisture gets in there. And if it doesn't lock, it squeals. I changed to Wagner thermoquiet brake shoes and I don't experience any of that anymore
     
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    I was pulling my friends VW out of some water (Mathew flooding in VA Beach) and I was in reverse for a block. I had my brakes seize up about 4 times. Giving it some gas un-stuck them. Thanks for thread.
     
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