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Parking Brake-Lever type ques

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Robbie, May 12, 2008.

  1. May 12, 2008 at 5:35 AM
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    Robbie

    Robbie [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hi all.

    Thanks for your support in the past.

    I have a question regarding the lever type parking brake in my 2008. My handle turns 360 degrees. The brakes works, of course, but I was wondering if this is normal.

    Thanks in advance.:confused:
     
  2. May 12, 2008 at 6:00 AM
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    Coreyjon

    Coreyjon Northern Alliance: Airlift Div

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    it is normal. Even the old Toyota Trucks and Hilux's with this style brake did the same thing. Don't sweat it. My guess is its so if your knee hits the lever while its engaged it wont either A) break the linkage/release mechanism, and/or B) so it does not accidentally disengage the parking break. I think it is a much better system than the pedal on the left design.
     
  3. May 12, 2008 at 7:07 AM
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    Robbie

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    Many thanks Coreyjon.
     
  4. May 12, 2008 at 12:19 PM
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    stevedidj

    stevedidj Well-Known Member

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    I like the parking brake there on the right so I can use it as a manual anti-rollback device while starting off on a steep slope :)
     
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