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2003 4runner Rear Park Brake Fun

Discussion in '4th Gen 4Runners (2003-2009)' started by alaheebs, Jul 8, 2024.

  1. Jul 8, 2024 at 10:24 AM
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    alaheebs

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    This past weekend I rebuilt the rear Park brake. What a pain. I took a few pictures to help the next guy. Compressing the springs is the key.

    I used this video to keep things going the right direction.

    https://youtu.be/I8MqhrZ9MD0?si=hQF-9NSP3Je0THns

    Anyone do this differently? 4 hours on left side, 2 hours on the right.

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  2. Jul 8, 2024 at 11:07 AM
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    RumHamRunner73

    RumHamRunner73 Dead on with a zero

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    My parking brake sucks, probably needs some attention. Literally doesn't do anything even on the slightest incline.
     
  4. Jul 8, 2024 at 12:58 PM
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    Wire certainly works to compress the springs, but using zip ties are easier to use and remove.
     
  5. Jul 8, 2024 at 1:20 PM
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    Bluesky 07

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    There’s a cable adjuster under the center console. I would start there b/c the rebuild process is among the worst jobs I’ve done on my truck. The whole star wheel thing is a ridiculous means of adjustment.
     
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    I wish my hands were smaller was my first thought when I started this.

    Toyota told me that they wouldn't adjust the Park Brake due to the shoes & hardware being too old. They wanted to replace the whole setup at $800. I bought the rebuild kit for $80ish and called it a weekend.

    The reason for even going into the Park Brake is that I need to have it inspected by DMV and 2 working brakes is required.

    This weekend I will be going into the center console and hoping that adjustment gets it to grab. Currently the pettle just clicks to the floor
     
  7. Jul 8, 2024 at 2:33 PM
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    nimby

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    I've successfully adjusted my parking brake by tightening a bolt next to the ebrake pedal itself. There was a thread about it in the 5th gen section not too long ago.
     
  8. Jul 8, 2024 at 2:42 PM
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    There's 3 places to adjust these, first is do the proper adjustments at the wheels, then under the console and then lastly at the parking brake pedal.
     

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