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emergency brake adjustment?

i went to the dealer to get my ecm relay recall swapped out and the service tech. said i could use an emergency brake adjustment. so, could anyone give me a quick walk through about it or know of a DIY on a 05'? i did a search and couldn't find anything. thanks!

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i went to the dealer to get my ecm relay recall swapped out and the service tech. said i could use an emergency brake adjustment. so, could anyone give me a quick walk through about it or know of a DIY on a 05'? i did a search and couldn't find anything. thanks!
assuming you have a Crew cab....(and i think its the same for King)

pop out the cup holders in the center and unscrew the 2 screws holding the t halves of the center console togheter. push your seats forward adn there are 2 screws on both sides sunscrew these too. the back half should lift off exposing the TCM and the handbrake.

use a DEEP socket and start turning to the RIGHT, this should pull the brake closer. adjust as needed and replace everything in reverse order.

stupid easy when you realize how its done. hope this helps
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assuming you have a Crew cab....(and i think its the same for King)

pop out the cup holders in the center and unscrew the 2 screws holding the t halves of the center console togheter. push your seats forward adn there are 2 screws on both sides sunscrew these too. the back half should lift off exposing the TCM and the handbrake.

use a DEEP socket and start turning to the RIGHT, this should pull the brake closer. adjust as needed and replace everything in reverse order.

stupid easy when you realize how its done. hope this helps
I really appreciate it!

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assuming you have a Crew cab....(and i think its the same for King)

pop out the cup holders in the center and unscrew the 2 screws holding the t halves of the center console togheter. push your seats forward adn there are 2 screws on both sides sunscrew these too. the back half should lift off exposing the TCM and the handbrake.

use a DEEP socket and start turning to the RIGHT, this should pull the brake closer. adjust as needed and replace everything in reverse order.

stupid easy when you realize how its done. hope this helps
Isn't there an adjusting nut on the cables under the truck too? There always was in the good old days...

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you may be right, i never checked for sure but if i remember right there were no bolts under there. it was just a single line clamped to a device that pulled each sides lines. like i said i could be completely wrong.

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There is another adjustment point at the actual ebrake shoes. Ceck out post #12 in this thread Adjusting Parking brake?
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There is another adjustment point at the actual ebrake shoes. Ceck out post #12 in this thread Adjusting Parking brake?
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How many clicks do you have to pull up on your e-brake handle for it to engage the brakes enough to prevent the vehicle from rolling down a gradual hill (think of something that you would encounter at shopping center, not a huge hill you'd find in a neighborhood or offroad)?

I looked over the service manual PDF in the DIY section here and it doesn't mention how high up or how many clicks you should hear before the parking brake is "fully engaged" according to factory specs.

Mine takes 12-14 clicks before the brake will engage enough to prevent the truck from rolling (depending on the angle it's parked on). I want to adjust the parking brake but I want to make sure that this is abnormal before doing so.

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According to the FSM:

1. Remove rear half of the center console. Refer to IP-10, "Exploded View".
2. Rotate adjusting nut and loosen cable until tension is sufficiently released.
3. Remove the wheel and tire using power tool.
4. Remove the rotor and measure inner diameter at widest point using Tool.
5. Transfer measurement less 0.6 mm to the parking brake shoes and adjust accordingly.
6. Using wheel nuts, secure the disc to the hub to prevent it from tilting.
7. Rotate disc rotor to make sure there is no drag.
8. Adjust cable as follows:
a. Operate parking brake lever 10 or more times with a force of 490 N (50 kg-f, 110 lb-f).
b. Rotate adjusting nut to adjust lever stroke to specification.
c. With parking brake lever completely disengaged, make sure there is no drag on the parking brake.

Lever stroke : 6 − 8 notches [under force of 196 N (20.0 kg-f, 44.1 lb-f)]
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