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My fairly low mileage 4.3 is a bit older than yours and I've had to replace both handbrake cables ( R & L ) as they were siezed at the point where the inner cable goes through a cast aluminium end fitting at the backplate. I did it myself and it wasn't a bad job. I'm fairly slow and it took just over an hour each side. I put the trouble down to "dissimilar metal" corrosion and Anchorman thought that entirely possible. Parts ( cables ) cost about £35 but you might consider replacing the shoe retaining pins and clips at the same time as they also corrode where they pass through the backplate. I think that was about another £20 as they are Toyota parts ( unless someone has found another source? )
The symptoms were very similar to the ones you describe but were masked by one of the brakes still working. HTH.
Just shout if you need any help about the order of work. I just used a trolly jack and axel stands on the drive for the second cable. Decided it wasn't worth using the pit again after the first one. Hardest bit was getting the old ( siezed ) cable out of the backplate, rest was straightforward.
Give it a good run tomorrow........stop and grab hold of both rear discs in turn........if ye get severe burns, caliper stuck on.......had it twice on Funnerburd Twa and the Wanst on Funnerburd Wan in the last twa years, ken.....?
had an issue on mine where there was a very slight rust ring on the caliper piston.this was stopping the caliper retracting as it should. result was a hot smell and if you spat on the disc it would vapourise instantly!!
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