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E-Brake Cable Replacement

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by msquared.81, Aug 16, 2010.

  1. Aug 16, 2010 at 8:45 AM
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    msquared.81

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    I'm not yet a Tacoma owner, but have been looking for sometime. Just haven't found the right one. I looked at a '96 extended cab this weekend. It was a nice looking truck over all. Current owners installed a Flowmaster exhaust system which sounded pretty good and had a 3" lift on it with 33" tires. One big drawback is that the previous week the emergency brake cable broke. The guy said it was a cheap part if I could do the work myself. Has anyone ever replaced this cable? Is it a DIY project or something I would need to take into the shop?

    Matt
     
  2. Aug 16, 2010 at 8:49 AM
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    98tacoma27

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    I would consider it a DIY. There is more than one cable however. Did he specify which part was broke?
     
  3. Aug 16, 2010 at 11:11 AM
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    He didn't...all he said was that the cable had snapped. I saw a few pics in other threads related to this and I kinda got the feeling it's something I could do. I saw one post from a guy that said he just bought some steel cable at Lowes and was going to use that to fix his e-brake. Sounds like it would work but I don't know if I'd be as comfortable using something not manufactured to specifically fix this problem.
     
  4. Aug 16, 2010 at 11:14 AM
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