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emergency brake frozen up

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by witter beach, Feb 26, 2011.

  1. Feb 26, 2011 at 4:53 PM
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    witter beach

    witter beach [OP] Active Member

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    In cold weather my 96 tacoma emergency brake wants to not release---as much as I don't want this to happend it still kills me on cold mornings. I have left it off on days I know it will freeze at night. Do I need to spray or lube up the cable housing too prevent this??? I am not the only owner out there that has had this problem am I? thanks for any imput ...WB
     
  2. Feb 27, 2011 at 7:34 AM
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    Brad H

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    Hey,

    If I remember right the manual for my '01 you're not supposed to use the e-brake during the winter. The way it's designed, it's very easy to see why it will freeze up. I just leave mine in 1st or Rev when I park long term during the winter.

    Hope that helps.
     
  3. Feb 27, 2011 at 8:10 AM
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    shitroc

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    it would help to bring it in a garage and let it defrost and then spray the entire length of the cable with some lube.
     
  4. Feb 27, 2011 at 8:13 AM
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    jerretxx

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    take your hose pipe and spray the rear drums and get all hte dirt and crap out from around it, then lock it in 4wd and itll break free, then the next times its warm, clean them really good
     
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