Emergency Brake

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Asked by Nov 19, 2008 at 09:49 AM about the 2004 Toyota Tacoma

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My emergency brake light comes on and stays on when its cold out, then when teh truck warms up it turns off.

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This is extremely common on all toyota trucks. The easiest way to take care of this is go buy a can of PB Blaster at your local auto parts store, lay on the ground under your truck and find the parking brake pivot. If you don't know where it is (should be drivers side about where the cab and bed meet next to the frame rail) have a friend pull the level and release it while you see what's moving. Lube the crap out of the pivot arm adjuster while you or someone else pulls it and releases it. This works 95% of the time. If not, you'll probably need to adjust the shoes in the back but like I said, should be fixed with that $3 can of PB. This is a 5 minute fix at most. Let me know how it works out for you.

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