05-27-2009, 06:34 PM
I have a 2003 Tundra. For the last 2 years the E-brake pistons have repeatedly siezed (a period of time between oil changes). I use the brake at least 2-3 times per week and I do drive in NY winters on snow, salt, & cinder covered roads.
Is there a how-to for keeping these lubricated/freed-up?
06-02-2009, 06:29 PM
I'm not following you here. What do you mean by e brake pistons??:confused:
06-03-2009, 04:46 PM
Thanks for your reply.
The service people at the dealer have referred to them as both pistons and/or pivots. They seize up between oil changes and not only cause a rhythmic rubbing sound, but also compromise my gas mileage.
This has happened the last 4 times I've taken the truck for some sort of service. They did the work for free one time, but tell me there is no permanent fix. Therefore I am expected to pay each time from now on (or replace them).
I'm of the opinion that this is a design flaw and should be a covered repair, or replacement.
Thanks again for you offer to help.