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Emergency Brake Cable?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by bluespice, May 2, 2008.

  1. May 2, 2008 at 2:32 PM
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    bluespice

    bluespice [OP] Member

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    Has anyone replaced a broken e-brake cable at the back of the pull handle on a 95/96 Tacoma?

    Will you share the trick?? Is it something obvious I am missing?!

    (the cable broke right in the rear of the handle, I've replaced all the underbody positions, ran the cable up into the cab, removed the slider wheel ... and can't for life of me figure out how to get the handle accessible. I can see the broken little stub of a cable in the handle if I contort myself just right, lol, but don't see a way to access that point without um, breaking something?

    Thanks!!
     
  2. May 2, 2008 at 8:59 PM
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    missileman125fw

    missileman125fw Well-Known Member

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    Sorry dude, I've never had to deal with it. Hopefully somebody will be able to help you!
     
  3. May 3, 2008 at 11:27 AM
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    bluespice

    bluespice [OP] Member

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    Well, I ended up going back to the dealer and getting a printout of the parts diagram, which at least told me *what* I could hammer on without breaking! (Was that wonderful or what? Never underestimate the importance of a kind smile!)

    So, I practically took the whole dash apart to remove the e-brake handle assembly, and now see the "trick" (a lever on TOP of the brake handle) which releases the handle down towards the engine the final half-inch and gives access to the cable-slot. I'm going to put it all back together (at least that's the *plan*!) and see if that little lever is accessible without taking the dash apart/uninstalling the handle. It probably is, LOL! I'll check back in with the results ... just wanted to let ya'll know!

    (whistling) Oh, it's a beautiful day to work on the car, a beautiful day ...
     
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