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GreyStreet Dec 24, 8:38pm - #358001 

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e-brake replacement

last night i was working on my car and put it in a low gear and put the e-brake on...when i took my foot off the gas, the car started rolling down the driveway! it appears my e-brake is totally gone. why? i have no idea. i only use it when i park on an incline. anybody have any ideas or know how much it'll cost to get fixed? cry

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rem Dec 24, 8:54pm - #358002 
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yes, i need to get mine adjusted also.. i have to pull it up like im stopping a train rofl
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FloydianSlip6 Dec 24, 9:34pm - #358003 

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you might have snapped or loosened the cord.
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SeeULater Dec 25, 2:38am - #358004 
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Or worn out the ebrake shoes depending if you have a gts or gt
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FloydianSlip6 Dec 25, 3:36am - #358005 

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Originally Posted by SeeULater
Or worn out the ebrake shoes depending if you have a gts or gt

He probably would have noticed this over time. Though it is still a possibility.
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Chelica815 Dec 25, 3:38am - #358006 
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Tighten the E brake and see if it helps. Worked for me.

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Kim Dec 25, 3:49am - #358007 
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yep it probably just needs to be re-tightened. or maybe you need to replace your shoes/pads.

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hephaestus Dec 25, 4:10am - #358008 
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The shoes/pads aren't as easy as replacing say brake pads. I'm sure you could do it yourself, but Toyota will charge I think about $100 to replace them (I asked before). That's for parts and labor.
If you owned a GTS with 4 wheel disk brakes I would recommend adjusting them through the holes on each of the back rotors. Takes 2 seconds. I don't know how the drums operate on the Celica sorry. Drum brakes=crap=pain in the ass.
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GreyStreet Dec 25, 5:24am - #358009 

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i have a gt

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FloydianSlip6 Dec 25, 7:01am - #358010 

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just tighten the cable
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pfcnguyen Dec 25, 8:11am - #358011 

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how do you tighten the thing?? My e-brake pulls up really high too.

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Chelica815 Dec 25, 10:42am - #358012 
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Unbolt/unscrew and remove your center armrest console.

Once off, on the right side of the Parking Brake lever, you will see 2 bolts on top of each other. The top one is the locking bolt, the on below it is the adjusting bolt. Untighten the locking bolt and tighten the adjusting bolt to your desired clicks. I keep mine in the 6-7 range.

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FloydianSlip6 Dec 25, 1:42pm - #358013 

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^^^yup.
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hombredelassrtas Dec 25, 2:39pm - #358014 

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good info. learning something new every day here on ecelica

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GreyStreet Dec 25, 6:25pm - #358015 

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great info...thanks a lot as always guys! heading out to do it right now

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