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e brake?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 69blackwhss, Apr 11, 2010.

  1. Apr 11, 2010 at 2:43 PM
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    69blackwhss

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    hey guys my e-brake is staying on but the handle is all the way in. the e-brake is not on thank god. how have u all fix this problem. thanks jason
     
  2. Apr 11, 2010 at 2:47 PM
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    Make sure your brake fluid is topped off. If it is. It could be the switch/button thing thats triggering the light.
     
  3. Apr 11, 2010 at 3:16 PM
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    Check your brake shoes - they might need changing.

    Sounds like there is slack in the cable and it needs adjusted.

    Here's how to adjust the ebrake cable.
    http://www.lieblweb.com/ebrakeadjustment.html

    Just an FYI - if you adjust it now, and if/when you put new shoes on the next time, you will need to re-adjust the cable. Currently, you're adjusting the cable for shoes that are probably worn. When you put new drum shoes on - the cable will be too tight for the new shoes.
     
  4. Apr 11, 2010 at 7:23 PM
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    it has done this bout a month after i bot the truck an my dad's 91 toyota pick up did the same thing. i think its the spring thats a great pic of it buddy thanks alot for all ur all's input on this problem. when I had the recall (ball joint boot) done the dealer tighted the brakes up an i guess the spring also it was good for bot a week then it started to say on again. an my fuild is ok i knew bot that lol is there a spring under the dash tho i havnt looked yet but just asking
     
  5. Apr 11, 2010 at 7:50 PM
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    thanks buddy ill hit it with wd-40 tomm.
     
  6. Apr 15, 2010 at 6:39 PM
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    I would check the emergency brake levers at the back of the drums. it is a known problem in northern climates for the lever which operates the e-brake shoes to freeze-up in it's mounting block. If you crawl uder the truck and look at the lever comminig out of the backing plate, when the brake is released it should be touching the backing plate. If the lever is not touching the backing plate after the brake is released then the problem is bewteen the lever and mounting block. If that is the problem you can try spraying the pivot point which is under the rubber boot on the lever, just spray a little lubricant at the begining of the boot and work the e-brake. Hope this helps.
     
  7. Apr 17, 2010 at 1:31 AM
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    man i did what u said/showed lol an it worked great thanks alot buddy!!!
     
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