The emergency brakes on your vehicle were originally used to stop it when the regular brakes failed. However, the brakes on a Toyota Corolla now rarely fail, and the emergency brakes are more often used to keep the vehicle from moving while parked. The most common source of failure for emergency brakes occurs when they aren’t used for a period of time, causing the brake cable to rust and seize.
Tools Used: Tools, Emergency brakes kit, Socket wrench set
Replace Emergency Brakes
Determine which type of emergency brakes your Toyota Corolla will need. Emergency brakes typically function by activating the regular braking system on the driving wheels. The emergency brakes for the latest Toyota Corolla uses the drum brakes on the rear wheels.
Raise the vehicle to remove the rear wheels and brake drum with a socket wrench. Remove the return spring, hold-down spring and its pin from the leading brake shoe.