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E-brake light on.....Brakes sticking?????

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 2000taco, Aug 31, 2010.

  1. Aug 31, 2010 at 9:21 AM
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    2000taco

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    today i was driving and i turned right and my ebrake light came on i havent used my ebrake the whole time ive had the truck so i stopped put it on then took it off.started drivng again and it came back on but if i turn left it dosent come on or if i let off the gas the light goes off.The truck run and and stops fine with no problem the brakes feel the same.

    Do i have so wires caught up around my steering or something or whats going on?

    Thanks
     
  2. Aug 31, 2010 at 9:26 AM
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    have you checked the fluid level? Done any 4 wheeling lately?
     
  3. Aug 31, 2010 at 9:28 AM
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    i havent checked but im gonna right now.......i havent done any serious wheeling latly everythings been dirt roads and hunting paths

    Why do you ask?

    Thanks
     
  4. Aug 31, 2010 at 9:30 AM
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    Low brake fluid level.
     
  5. Aug 31, 2010 at 9:35 AM
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    i just checked and its full

    where do i go from here??????

    Thanks
     
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    E brake lever not released all the way.
     
  7. Aug 31, 2010 at 10:04 AM
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    i pulled it let it sit with the e brake on then let it off.when i drive the light dosent stay on constinly it will come one when i turn and during accereration then it goes off.

    would it be my front brakes or back brakes or all 4 if the lights on?
     
  8. Aug 31, 2010 at 10:07 AM
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    a snag on the cable?
     
  9. Aug 31, 2010 at 10:07 AM
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    just out of curiosity, do your brake lights ever come on when you are parked and out of the truck?
     
  10. Aug 31, 2010 at 10:10 AM
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    I had this happen to mine and it was the lever on the back of the drivers side drum. it had seized. I removed it, cleaned it, and kubed it up good.

    Cmack also had this happen and found it to be the rear cable spring assembly(?). He lubed that up and it fixed his.
     
  11. Aug 31, 2010 at 10:19 AM
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    yea bo my buddy the other day said my lights would flash randomly going down the road.............now what exactly am i lubing and what with?

    thanks
     
  12. Aug 31, 2010 at 12:10 PM
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    If you've checked everything else.... and your rear brake shoes are in good condition, are wearing evenly, and cycling properly.... then check your ebrake cable for SLACK.

    Pull the level out and count the 'clicks'. There should be 12-18 clicks. If you have more than that, you need to adjust the ebrake cable.
    http://www.lieblweb.com/ebrakeadjustment.html
     
  13. Aug 31, 2010 at 2:15 PM
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    2000taco

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    i have like 20 clicks so my cable aint to tight.how do i look inside my drums?

    Thanks
     
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