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Parking brake issue

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by pop639, Jun 2, 2012.

  1. Jun 2, 2012 at 3:31 PM
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    pop639

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    Hey all...I have a problem concerning my parking brake. First off, it's a 2006 2.7 manual with the pull type parking brake. Only my drivers side brake is engaging when I pull the brake. I investigated by removing the center console and observing what happens when I pull the handle. The drivers side moves freely but the passenger side seems stuck. Has anyone experienced this or have any clue of what my Next step should be
     
  2. Jun 2, 2012 at 7:01 PM
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    Anyone?
     
  3. Jun 2, 2012 at 8:24 PM
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    Pop the drum off the passenger side wheel and have someone press the parking brake and see if the brakes are moving properly. If not, something is likely seized.
     
  4. Jun 3, 2012 at 12:35 AM
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    From your description, it sounds as though the passenger's side cable may be seized, and in need of replacement. Do you normally use the brake regularly?
     
  5. Jun 3, 2012 at 4:57 AM
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    I don't really need to take the drum off to know its not moving. I use it all the time which is why I find this a little strange
     
  6. Jun 3, 2012 at 1:55 PM
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    Another possibility is that the cable is broken, and simply not returning because of it. An easy way to tell would be if the cable appears stuck in the applied position compared to the left side, or in the released position. If it stays in the applied position and doesn't hold, there may also be something amiss in the brake. A regularly used brake cable can still seize though, all it takes is broken strands to pile up inside the sheathing.
     
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