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Proper way to engage e-brake?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Karo, May 24, 2010.

  1. May 24, 2010 at 11:15 AM
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    Karo

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    Does anyone know the proper way to engage the e-brake for automatic and manual transmission? I've heard and read that it is best to stop vehicle (apply foot on brakes), put vehicle into park, engage the e-brake, then ease foot off of brake pedal.
     
  2. May 24, 2010 at 11:18 AM
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    ^^ Correct
     
  3. May 24, 2010 at 11:18 AM
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    With an auto, I like to put it in neutral, then engage the brake, then let my foot off the brake, then put it in park. NO strain on the drive train that way.
     
  4. May 24, 2010 at 11:20 AM
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    ^^You can't put it in park without pressing the brake
     
  5. May 24, 2010 at 11:23 AM
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    I do the same.

     
  6. May 24, 2010 at 11:25 AM
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    Sorry, I do that with my mom's '94 suburban. You could just let off the brake to put the pressure on the parking brake, then depress the brake again to put it in park.
     
  7. May 24, 2010 at 11:27 AM
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    ^^Well mpleitez said he does it, guess I'll try it and see if it works.
     
  8. May 24, 2010 at 11:35 AM
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    manual tranny is easy...just make sure you are completely stopped (or not, if u enjoy a good jolting) and pull that e-brake handle all the way back
     
  9. May 24, 2010 at 11:37 AM
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    I'm talking about auto transmission BTW. For manual I sink the clutch and stop with foot brake, put it in reverse (decline) or first (level or incline), pull up the e-brake, shut car off and get out.
     
  10. May 24, 2010 at 11:38 AM
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    I was referring to OP
     
  11. May 24, 2010 at 11:42 AM
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  12. May 24, 2010 at 11:43 AM
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    I know, after i read your post I realized he was talking about not just auto but manual transmission as well.
     
  13. May 24, 2010 at 12:26 PM
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    I always hold the truck with the brake and place it in neutral.
    Then engauge the parking brake.
    Seems to keep pressure off the the tranny.
     
  14. May 24, 2010 at 12:28 PM
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    I never even use my e-brake to be honest.:cool:
     
  15. May 24, 2010 at 12:41 PM
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    I suppose that's okay for when it's flat, but what about when you park on hills?
     
  16. May 24, 2010 at 12:44 PM
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  17. May 24, 2010 at 12:45 PM
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    Yeah well I will use it then but I am parked 98% of the time on a flat surface.;)
     
  18. May 24, 2010 at 12:48 PM
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    I have seen this before. I re-watched it and it was like seeing again for the first time. Thanks! I find it rather hilarious that a parking garage camera caught the entire situation on camera. So that guy in the video should come to TW and read this thread. :laugh:
     
  20. May 25, 2010 at 12:30 AM
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    i put it in first, e-brake, turn off the engine, and then take my foot off the brake...
     
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