2000-2006 Toyota Tacoma Make Parking Brake Adjustments

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Adjust your Toyota Tacoma parking brake when it no longer holds your truck in park. On older trucks, models 2000 to 2006, this adjustment is simple and you should perform it periodically to ensure the parking brake holds. This simple adjustment saves you time and money you would spend taking your truck to the mechanic, and it gives you a sense of accomplishment when fixing your truck.

Tools Used[edit]

Tire iron
Jack stands

Make Parking Brake Adjustments[edit]

  • Raise the rear end of the Tacoma. Jack up the truck and place jack stands underneath it for support.
  • Remove the rear wheels using your tire iron and locate the hole where the star adjuster nut is held. Place your screwdriver in the hole and adjust the nut until the discs do not turn anymore.
  • Move the adjuster nut back eight notches. Put the tires back on and lower your vehicle.
  • Press in on the parking brake with 33 ft-lb of torque or pressure. Drive your vehicle at 31 mph for a quarter of a mile.
  • Repeat Step 4 two to three times to set the parking brake. Release the parking brake fully and then set the parking brake to the tightest position. Your vehicles parking brake should hold while your vehicle is parked on a slope.