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Hand brake stuck in my 09?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Capita, Apr 29, 2010.

  1. Apr 29, 2010 at 12:30 PM
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    Capita

    Capita [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Well the strangest thing happened today after work. I went out, started up my truck, took off the hand brake(I don't what you normally call it, maybe emergency brake, parking brake?), put my truck in drive and the truck wouldn't move. The brake light came off the dash when I disengaged the brake and it did feel like it did disengage. When I pressed on the gas the truck would not move at all. I tried putting the truck in R, N, D1...etc, but it would not move at all.

    Well one of my coworkers came out and told me to put the truck in 4Low. Sure enough it worked right away.

    Has this happened to anyone else? Or do you have an idea what happened? The truck is an 09 auto with under 20000km's.
     
  2. Apr 29, 2010 at 12:34 PM
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    Capita

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    Oh hopefully its nothing serious then. Thanks man.
    I was a bit worried when it happened. Never happend at all on my old f150 with about 180000km's. I was thinking WTF is wrong
     
  3. Apr 29, 2010 at 12:38 PM
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    skistoy

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    I have had it happen on my other truck
    too many buffalo winters corrode everything
    it was my cable that froze up, not the brakes themselves.
    had to replace it
    Do you use the parking brake daily, that helps keep things moving.
    Its hard to totally prevent, being in the bad conditions all the time.
     
  4. Apr 29, 2010 at 12:58 PM
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    Yeah I use the parking brake everytime I park the truck. I also changed over my winter tires 2 weeks ago and checked the brakes and area for rust, dirt etc and they pretty clean. Hopefully it won't happen again, especially when I go fishing in the woods out of cell phone service.
     
  5. Apr 29, 2010 at 1:05 PM
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    To make sure the drums don't freeze over, leave the hand-brake disengaged and just put the truck in gear.
     
  6. Apr 29, 2010 at 1:10 PM
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    so maybe i'm used the hand brake too often when I park? I disengaged the hand brake and put the truck in gear, would not move at all
     
  7. Apr 29, 2010 at 1:19 PM
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    This happened to me about 2 years ago. I washed the truck and must have gotten some water in the drum. The next morning it would not move. It was a very cold day and when I got home from work, it was still stuck. I had to jack up the back of the truck and take a hammer to the right rear drum to loosen it up. Haven't had a problem since.
     
  8. Apr 29, 2010 at 1:21 PM
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    I live in a cold weather climate too. I've had the brake shoes freeze to the drums. When the temp is at or below freezing. I leave the hand brake off and just use the trans to hold it while parked if possible.
     
  9. Apr 29, 2010 at 1:24 PM
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    Well it sounds like the issues you guys described. We did get a lot of rain this morning and it wasn't too warm at all. Thankfully it doesn't sound like a serious problem :)
     
  10. Apr 29, 2010 at 5:14 PM
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    my dad's truck does this once in awhile...esp after he washes it...hasn't happened to me..yet lol
     
  11. Apr 29, 2010 at 6:00 PM
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    Tap the brakes while trying to move forward or in reverse. It depends which way its bound up. It happens to me all the time on steep hills. Example: If you are hood uphill release the e brake, atempt to drive forward and tap the brakes.
     
  12. Apr 30, 2010 at 1:20 AM
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    awesome, thanks guys
     
  13. Apr 30, 2010 at 1:23 AM
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    where i park at my house is on a hill.... almost everytime i get in it to leave the parking brake hangs... i just tap the brake pedal and it releases... dosn't do it on level ground though. just hangs due to all the pressure against it....

    might not apply to your situation but that happens to me all the time.
     
  14. Apr 30, 2010 at 1:26 AM
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    I'm glad its pretty common. Yeah I was on a completely level parking lot but we did have a lot of rain and it was cold. I'm just shocked it did happen any other time. We had a wet and cold winter
     
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    Had tons on the old Taco's.... new Tundra is pretty stock
    same exact thing with mine.
     
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