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How to Replace Emergency Brakes on Toyota Tundra


The emergency brakes on your vehicle were originally used to stop it when the regular brakes failed. However, the brakes on a Toyota Tundra 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, Brake lubricant, Parking brake shoes, Socket wrench set

Replace Emergency Brakes

Determine which type of emergency brakes your Toyota Tundra will need. Emergency brakes typically function by activating the regular braking system on the driving wheels. The emergency brakes for the Toyota Tundra use the rear wheels, which has drum brakes.