Found out something new about my truck. If you tap the emergency brake on the side with your foot, the damn thing dies....anyone know what might cause that! What a weird ass truck!
By "thing dies", do you mean the engine stalls? Couple possibilities -
- Wiring fault with the switch on the pedal assembly that turns on the BRAKE (!)(P) warning light. See what happens when you actually apply the parking brake while the engine's running. If the engine stalls when the light comes on, there's something wrong in that circuit
- The PCM is behind that bracket. You may be bumping the PCM to the point that it's affecting the connector. Did you tighten down the bolt that secures the electrical harness connector to the PCM?
Does the truck have a chip, by any chance? You may be disturbing that connection, if applicable. Be VERY careful about that. Chip harness connection issues that happen while the engine is running (or the PCM is powered at all) have been known to render PCMs inop. This is why you always disconnect the batteries, or at least pull both PCM fuses, before messing with the chip connection.