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E-brake cable loose.. Newbie

Discussion in 'New Members' started by niedzwecki, Nov 28, 2010.

  1. Nov 28, 2010 at 8:38 AM
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    niedzwecki

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    I bought a new Tacoma in 07 and love it! I have done a few minor things to it. The problem is that my inspection expires at the end of this month and my e-brake is not tight. Does anyone know how to tighten this cable?
     
  2. Nov 28, 2010 at 8:42 AM
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    chris4x4

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    mntbiker2008

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    My step dad's 03 Tundras parking brake cable was lose (was actually not engaging). When we changed the drum pads and spring kit in it we checked out the mechanism inside the drums. Turned out that the mechanisms were rusted together from all the road salt around here and would not budge. We ended up replacing them and that fixed the problem.
     
  4. Dec 3, 2010 at 12:55 PM
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    niedzwecki

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    I found the piece that needed to be tightened. In a 2007 Toyota Tacoma it is under the cup holder. Pop the cup holder out by pulling straight up on it. Make sure you have the tires chaulked and the truck it in gear. Grab the nut that it closest to the back of the truck and turn towards the drivers seat while holding back up on the semi-square piece that the cable is attatched to towards the front of the truck. This will make it easy to spin the second nut toward the front of the truck until it shortens the length of pull of the cable. Hope this help anyone else that ran into this problem.
     
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