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2000 Toyota Tundra SR5: Parking brake pedal won't engage,

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2000 Toyota Tundra SR5: Parking brake pedal won't engage, just springs back to off position?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Super Mechanic replied 11 months ago.

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That is in the parking brake pedal assembly. It is serviced as a unit and not repairable. The little teeth on the fulcrum wear down and won't catch when the pedal is depressed.

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Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Hi Jerry, I have to respectfully disagree. Please see attached pic. Please keep in mind that if the truck sits for a day, the pedal *will* engage but only ONCE! Something relaxes out while sitting and always engages but only after sitting and only once.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
http://www.toyotapartsoverstock.com/showAssembly.aspx?ukey_product=4235904&ukey_assembly=522342
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Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 11 months ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!

If you're wanting to try to repair your emergency brake assembly rather than replace it as an assembly then it will need to be removed and disassembled for inspection. You'll need to be mindful of the amount of spring tension that the parts are under while disassembling it. If it isn't locking then there is an issue with the ratchet mechanism or the teeth on the pedal side, most likely the ratchet mechanism is sticking and not engaging the pedal properly. The bracket and the pedal itself will most likely need to be replaced if you're going to disassemble it and replace components, but I expect you'll end up spending quite a bit more in parts than if you'd buy a used assembly.