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1st Generation Tundra parking brade adjustment

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by Toyota lover, Feb 6, 2019.

  1. Feb 6, 2019 at 1:09 PM
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    Toyota lover

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    Looking for a manual or video showing how to adjust the parking brake.
     
  2. Feb 6, 2019 at 4:15 PM
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  3. Feb 6, 2019 at 6:24 PM
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    Thanks for posting this video!
     
  4. Jan 11, 2021 at 9:13 AM
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    SouthPaw

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    Bringing this one up from the dead. My parking brake only grabs at the very end of the pedal towards the floorboard. I don’t recall if the pedal ratchets but can someone point me in the right direction on what to look for first? I’ll check the cables but like I said, it grabs at the very end but it’s pretty weak. I can put it in Drive with the parking brake on it and it barely holds itself in place.
     
  5. Jan 11, 2021 at 2:36 PM
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    The brake should be self adjusting if everything's working. The attached pdf has a lot of good tips. Also, try this video.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXMGzdA4aKM
     
  6. Jan 11, 2021 at 3:06 PM
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    Mine was not self adjusting. I had to take up slack from underneath the driver's side cable connection thingy first. Greased all moving parts. Then adjusted the star adjusters via the peep hole. Finally adjusted the forward/rear braking bias towards the rear a bit. Now braking is much more solid and the parking brake engages.
     
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  7. Jan 11, 2021 at 4:15 PM
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    Important and often overlooked. Not in FSM. Equalizer has two plastic bushings. Mine were torn up. Inspect, lube, replace bushings if needed.

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  8. Jan 11, 2021 at 9:42 PM
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    tunyota

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    @SouthPaw this seems this is a fairly common issue reported by many of us Tundra owners. My parking brake when depressed to the floor would not keep the vehicle from rolling on a slight hill in neutral. For this reason I recently inspected, disassembled, cleaned, and re-lubed appropriate areas as the previous owner/mechanic who serviced the rear drum brakes didn't do a proper job. I found there was a decent gap between the bellcrank and backing plate on the drive side, and return spring was located in the incorrect hole/position causing interference with the adjuster.

    Consider checking out these 2 threads I recently discovered when researching how to properly inspect and adjust the rear drum brakes as you may find them insightful as I did.
    2006 Tundra E-Brake Slack
    E- brake cable slack

    Here is another link to some documentation I found in another thread here but can't remember or else I would give them credit.
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/10zh-bA9jFd-T5XxbKRhGXfSf29dRT2fS/view
     
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  9. Jan 12, 2021 at 2:34 AM
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    1. Make sure the shoes are adjusted correctly
    2. Make sure the Bell Cranks are not seized, and adjusted per the FSM
    then...
    3. Lubricate and adjust the cables and pivot points
     

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