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My wife just took the Tundra to get inspected. It failed due to the parking brake. She said the guy could put the brake on and it would still roll in drive. How can i tighten this bad boy or is this a dealer type situation?
 

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used to u could adjust them by putting the brakes on backing up but that was way back in drum brake days...i dunno....but at least ur inspection place checked it...the inspection guys i have been going to for years barely check anything....they pull it in hook up OBD plug and if no codes they slap a a sticker on it....
 

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humm, i will see if i can find any more info.
 

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This is not an uncommon complaint and we had the dealership adjust it when we took it in for another service. I am sure someone can chime in on DIY.
cheers.
 

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Did you tell the guy that maybe 401 lb ft of torque at such a low RPM will pull the truck regardless of the parking brake?

-rockstate
 

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That was the first thing i said to my wife when she called me. I was like its gots GOBBS of torque, of course the e brake isn't going to hold it back. It does fine in my drive way in neutral with the parking brake on so i don't know.
 

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I searched for everything but that phrase....go figure lol
 

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The adjuster is under the driver's door sill, if you can't locate it, you'll want to download the PDF's in the thread I linked...there are more than complete directions in those PDF's.
 

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Oh, and when I say "under the driver's door sill" I mean actually under the truck, not under the sill plastic.
 

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I kinda figured. I will take a look at it when i get home, and get some pictures posted up for future reference
 

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Oh, and when I say "under the driver's door sill" I mean actually under the truck, not under the sill plastic.
dammit...now i got to put back all this plastic trim.........













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used to u could adjust them by putting the brakes on backing up but that was way back in drum brake days...i dunno....but at least ur inspection place checked it...the inspection guys i have been going to for years barely check anything....they pull it in hook up OBD plug and if no codes they slap a a sticker on it....
a lot of drums are still that way.

As for just slapping a sticker on, not for me, I failed a kid on his headlight, I knew it was one of those cheap fake HID lights, pulled it out and sure enough nowhere on the bulb did it say DOT so out comes the sharpie and mark the inside of the current sticker wit an X.

There's a ton of vehicles down here that shouldn't be allowed on the road.

As for the original topic yeah it's pretty easy to adjust.
 

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Well, i got home and jumped in the truck. With the truck in neutral, parking brake on, it holds in my drive way. its a decent incline. I am happy with it. i will take it else where to get inspected
 

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To pass in NY it has to go in gear under light exceleration. There are star adj. to adj. side to side shoe movement and a cable adjustment for peddle travel.
 

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Mine would not hold the truck in nutral from the factory, of course mine was also way out of front end alighnment from the factory as well so go figure
 
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