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My e-brake is stuck on...

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Ptowntaco, Dec 7, 2009.

  1. Dec 7, 2009 at 3:12 PM
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    Ptowntaco

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    So lastnight I was doing a minor trial ride with my buddy cause we where bored. There was a little snow on the ground and my truck was slipping a little. Now it feels like my ebrake is stuck on and my light is also on, on my dash. I have looked under the truck and it does not seam to be stuck on anything so I am wondering if maybe I just need to adjust it? Any help would be great :)

    Thanks, Bryce
     
  2. Dec 7, 2009 at 3:14 PM
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    YotaDan

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    Never set you e-brake when its freezing temps outside.
     
  3. Dec 7, 2009 at 3:14 PM
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    NAAC3TACO

    NAAC3TACO Just east of crazy

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    This happened to my 2008 and I had to jack up the rear of the truck and try to spin the tires to see which brake was stuck. It turned out to be my right rear, so I took a hammer to the drum and it freed up. I haven't had a problem since.
     
  4. Dec 7, 2009 at 3:15 PM
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    Ptowntaco

    Ptowntaco [OP] Camburg :)

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    Now i know lol :(
     
  5. Dec 7, 2009 at 3:16 PM
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    Ptowntaco

    Ptowntaco [OP] Camburg :)

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    Thanks i will try that right now
     
  6. Dec 7, 2009 at 3:43 PM
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    Ptowntaco [OP] Camburg :)

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    Still no luck :( I just tryed jacking up the rear. The ebrake is really hard to pull back also that's why I thought it just needs to be adjusted but I am not sure anymore help would be great.

    Thanks, Bryce
     
  7. Dec 7, 2009 at 3:46 PM
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    petersharp

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    x2 on the 'hit with hammer' suggestion.
     
  8. Dec 7, 2009 at 3:51 PM
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    When I jacked it up the wheels all spun freely and I could put the ebrake on and they would lock. Could it just be a dirty censor?

    I still do t know why it is hard to pull the ebrake though?
     
  9. Dec 7, 2009 at 3:53 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    have you checked your brake fluid reservoir?? may be a lil low and triggering the light. just a thought anyway.
     
  10. Dec 7, 2009 at 3:58 PM
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    Do you have the pull T handle?
    How many clicks do you get when you pull it out?
    It should be something like 12-18 clicks. If you get more than that, you probably need to re-adjust your cable.

    NOTE: Assuming your drum brakes are good and adusted properly...this is how you re-adjust the ebrake cable.

    http://www.lieblweb.com/tacoma/Mechanical/EbrakeAdjustment/ebrakeadjustment.htm

    Another note: If & when you ever put new shoes on the rear drums, you need to adjust the shoes properly with the star wheel & RE-adjust the parking brake cable again.

    A lot of times...and I can't explain why... the cable gets stretched (somehow) from offroading either suspension travel and what/not. I've had to re-adjust my parking brake tension a couple times when I owned my 96 (lifted & wheeled it often). I'm guessing your cable doesn't have enough tension in it and the light/sensor isn't being engaged.
     
  11. Dec 7, 2009 at 4:06 PM
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    Ptowntaco [OP] Camburg :)

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    You are my HERO!!! Lol I feel like a dumbass always somthing simple lol thanks mang! It's all fixed!
     
  12. Dec 7, 2009 at 4:08 PM
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    no prob buddy......glad you got it squared away.:)
     
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