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How to Replace Emergency Brakes on a Toyota Highlander

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The original purpose of emergency brakes was to stop your vehicle in an emergency. Fortunately, the brakes on a Toyota Highlander rarely fail, and the emergency brakes are most commonly used to keep the vehicle from moving while parked. The most likely type of failure for emergency brakes is when the brake cable rusts and seizes after being unused for a long period.

Tools Used: Tools, High-temperature brake grease, Mechanic’s wire, Needle-nose pliers, Parking brake shoes, Socket wrench set, Standard screwdriver, Torque wrench

Replace Emergency Brakes

Determine which type of emergency brakes your Toyota Highlander will need. Emergency brakes typically function by activating the regular braking system on the driving wheels. The emergency brakes for all versions of the Toyota Highlander use the disc brakes on the rear wheels.