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Too all cold weather Tacoma owners.

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by twodogs, Feb 22, 2012.

  1. Feb 22, 2012 at 6:59 AM
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    twodogs

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    Too all cold weather Tacoma owners. When it is cold out (snow cold), my e-brake light will go off for a minute after disengaging it, then come back on and stay on till I drive for about 20 - 30 minutes. I have checked the brakes, all good, and sprayed the cables with lube. Still only happens when it is cold. Any ideas? Thanks for you help
     
  2. Feb 22, 2012 at 8:56 AM
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    Madjik_Man

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    Is the brake fluid topped off?

    If not, the emergency brake light comes on.
     
  3. Feb 22, 2012 at 9:10 AM
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    Does your e-brake actually work?
     
  4. Feb 22, 2012 at 9:17 AM
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    GunnyCO

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    Hey TwoDogs, mine does it too. I live a bout three hours west of you in Gunnison, so its a lot colder here I guess. I've just chocked mine up to it being so cold the e-brake handle wont disengage and seat properly. My fluid is topped off, e-brake works, and dont ever feel it dragging.
     
  5. Feb 22, 2012 at 9:26 AM
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    OutlawJas

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    Had the same problem. It doesn't have to be that low. Just below Max is too low.
     
  6. Feb 22, 2012 at 9:34 AM
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    twodogs

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    My brake fluid is at max level. I guess I will chalk it up to a Colorado thing, ha. Brake work fine and doesn't drag either. Thanks guys
     
  7. Feb 22, 2012 at 9:37 AM
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    MowTaco

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    Mine does the same thing... Probably just whatever small amount of moisture within the cables freezing up. Sometimes it freezes to the point that I gotta really rev it up and dump the clutch to break the rear drums free. I'd say it's normal and no cause for concern.
     
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