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Parking brake replacement

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by VirginiaBound, Dec 1, 2011.

  1. Dec 1, 2011 at 5:02 AM
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    VirginiaBound

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    Has anyone dealt with the parking brake on a 1999 model? My brake cable separated and I've purchased another, I'm curious if it's something I can do at home or if I should let a shop do it.

    Any DIY or write up on this issue?

    Thanks! :rockband:
     
  2. Dec 1, 2011 at 5:37 AM
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    U could do it yourself, my 93 broke and I changed myself, easy stuff to do. My was a 5 spd, dont know if the location for the automatic was the same. Some sockets and plyers is all you need, maybe a screwdriver, its been years. If you were closer I would help.
     
  3. Dec 1, 2011 at 5:40 AM
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    I've got a 5 speed, though I do believe the Auto's are the same deal.

    It looks like it's simply taking the old cable loose, routing the new cable in it's place and re-attaching and adjusting, correct?
     
  4. Dec 1, 2011 at 5:40 AM
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    not the most fun to change but pretty easy, worst is probly conecting the cable under the dash
     
  5. Dec 1, 2011 at 5:56 AM
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    How do I un attach the existing cable from the handle? It broke right at the handle and all that remains is the metal piece at the end.

    The un attaching at the underside and removing the cable was a breeze. I tried turning the handle different ways and can't figure out how to gain access to the metal ball to remove it from the handle.

    Thank you for the help!
     
  6. Dec 1, 2011 at 7:20 AM
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    To be honest I dont remember too well, but I think you have to drop the handle after you take off a couple of panels. make sure u dont loose the retainer clips that hold the cable to the handle. have fun...
     
  7. Dec 1, 2011 at 7:23 AM
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    Yea my upper cable broke and i had to replace it. Cable part is easy. Its getting the acutal handle that is a MAJOR PITA and mother%@&*ing headache. But very doable at home.
     
  8. Dec 1, 2011 at 7:43 AM
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    I just got it finished up, it works great! I haven't had a parking break in over a year! :woot:

    Thanks again guys!
     
  9. Dec 10, 2011 at 2:13 PM
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    Does anyone have experience with parking brake cable replacement 01 Tacoma Ext Cab 4WD? My cable broke at the cable adjustment screw thread. Need to buy one, need to know the part number or proper description, then place an order in US since I am located in Germany. :confused:
     
  10. Dec 10, 2011 at 6:31 PM
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    My parking brake hasn't work since I've had mine. Can't figure out why though, I've adjusted trying to get it working but nothing changes... Oh well :rolleyes:
     
  11. Dec 11, 2011 at 2:36 AM
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    Does it retain tension as you pull out the handle?
     
  12. Dec 11, 2011 at 3:01 AM
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    I replaced mine on my 01 ext cab. I got it from rock auto it wasnt that bad to replace but i found underlying problems like... the pivot adjusting arm was froze up and then found that the bell cranks were froze up as well so fixing these other issues made it harder than it would have been. BTW i have an auto so i think the PO never used it
     
  14. Dec 11, 2011 at 8:18 AM
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  15. Dec 11, 2011 at 8:20 AM
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  16. Dec 29, 2011 at 1:49 PM
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    I purchased the parking brake cable from Rock Auto, after consulting with a Toyota Dealership Parts Department. The parts guy told me that OEM parking brake for Cable #2 was equivalent to Rock Auto "Dorman part C138655". I received the part couple of days ago from Rock Auto. Today, I was under my Toy to replace the old broken cable with the new replacement cable, just to find out that new cable is about foot short than the old cable pulled out from under the truck. When I called Rock Auto for an explanation, the service rep told me that it was made for standard cab and not extended cab, 4X4. Does anyone have the parts number, description, and/or parts store where I can buy one soon?
     
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