Getting the parking brake cable out of the backing plate......

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Getting the parking brake cable out of the backing plate......

Post  JBR-3 on Mon May 28, 2018 11:54 am

Does anyone by chance have a little trick to do this horrible nasty filthy frustrating
but otherwise fun little task ?

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Re: Getting the parking brake cable out of the backing plate......

Post  aquartlow on Mon May 28, 2018 12:34 pm

I find it easier to remove the cable by using a hose clamp to close the "fingers" of the parking brake cable's ferrule that locks it into the backing plate. Once the closed "fingers" just make it through the plate, I remove the clamp and the cable assembly is then easily removed. Hope this helps.
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Re: Getting the parking brake cable out of the backing plate......

Post  jasonf on Mon May 28, 2018 2:21 pm

If you don't have a clamp small enough you can just use pliers to compress a few of them, turn the cable at an angle to get those fingers started then turn a little and do it again till all the fingers are through.
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Re: Getting the parking brake cable out of the backing plate......

Post  Frank Merkl on Tue May 29, 2018 7:07 am

put a 1/2" box end wrench on it and rotate back and forth it will pop right out
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Re: Getting the parking brake cable out of the backing plate......

Post  JBR-3 on Tue May 29, 2018 4:14 pm

You guys are all geniuses. Thank you.

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Re: Getting the parking brake cable out of the backing plate......

Post  jasonf on Wed May 30, 2018 5:18 am

Frank Merkl wrote:put a 1/2" box end wrench on it and rotate back and forth it will pop right out
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I have read that before and forgot all about it.
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Re: Getting the parking brake cable out of the backing plate......

Post  Frank Merkl on Wed May 30, 2018 7:27 am

20 years on the bench ! you learn a few tricks !
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