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 May 28th 2018, 1:54 pm

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 May 28th 2018, 2:34 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 May 28th 2018, 4:21 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 May 29th 2018, 9:07 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 May 29th 2018, 6:14 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 May 30th 2018, 7:18 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 May 30th 2018, 9:27 am

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