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Locked emergency brake in cold weather...

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by powdr_dayz, Oct 26, 2011.

  1. Oct 26, 2011 at 4:11 PM
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    powdr_dayz

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    It has happened to my truck the last two mornings. Temps got down to ~25 degrees (F), and the drivers side rear wheel completely locked up...Just wondering how many people have experienced this...The local dealer said that I just shouldn't use my E-brake in the winter...WTF?
     
  2. Oct 26, 2011 at 4:22 PM
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    pudge151

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    yes it happens. it has happened with all my cars that i used the e-brake on when i had manual trans cars. my brother WRX has the same issue
     
  3. Oct 26, 2011 at 4:22 PM
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    Did you wash your truck recently?
     
  4. Oct 26, 2011 at 4:24 PM
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    There is water getting in your system and freezing. I have had frozen brakes before, and I avoid using my e-brake when I think it might freeze. Is there snow? It could be from rain then freezing over night.
     
  5. Oct 26, 2011 at 4:30 PM
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    It has never happened to me, but then again, I know about the freezing so I never use e-brake when there is a possibility of freezing temps. Just like people raise the windshield wipers so they won't freeze to the windshield (unless your vehicle is equipped with a windshield defroster).
     
  6. Oct 26, 2011 at 4:31 PM
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    happind to me bad!!!! right befor work! its was -53 cel ! i fuckin nearly shit my pants i was going to be late! never let that hapin again!
     
  7. Oct 26, 2011 at 4:34 PM
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    curtsmith17

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    moisture on brake pads freeze to rotors/drums. Keep it in 1st no e-brake around freezing temps or when truck has been wet in freezing temps. :D

    I live in Canada!!!
     
  8. Oct 26, 2011 at 4:53 PM
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    Unless i park on a hill I have never used the parking brake to park.

    Winter time is a PITA. You never know if that slush puddle you went through will cause an issue.

    If you have to use it, then use it. But if you don't have to don't.....
     
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