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post #1 of 6 Old 03-18-2010, 08:55 PM Thread Starter
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Parking Brake Cable: Longer on passenger side. Help Please! Pics

Hey guys, my ebrake is super loose, so I decided to look into it.
Tightening the bolt with a deep socket wont work so I pulled my console out and found this :



The passenger side Parking Brake Cable is too long....

I pulled my wheel off to take a look and saw this:



It looks like I should have a pin holding the casing back, but even fixing that, would that really shorten my cable?

Is it possible that the one cable really stretched and I should just shorten it (and if so, how?) or is there another issue?

Thanks to anyone that can help!

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Possible stretching, unless you can pull both cables to compare, you can't really tell.

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loosen them and disconnect form your main cable, i belive they will stretch back to normal position and you just have to connect them back again. Make sure loosen your e-brake so you can get the proper side even out.

and check my how to here if u need your cable much tighter after you fix your issue here

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i had the same problem needed to get the rear calipers replaced the pistons were locked up
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Ok, all the above posts have failed.

Krys, your problem isnt even related to this topic.

OP: In the second picture, the collar on the E-brake cable is disconnected from the bracket and missing the "horseshoe" clip that holds it on. I will try to edit your picture and make some sense of it for you.

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OK, see the collar i circled on the left? It needs to be behind the U-shaped bracket circled on the right. There is a U-shaped clip that holds it on there, it must have popped off. If you look on the Left Rear caliper, you will see the clip i am reffering to. Probably only costs 50 cents at an autopart store or dealer.



To pull that cable back and re-install the new clip, you will first want to remove the spring on the caliper with a pair of plyers to make pulling the cable back easier. Then wedge the clip between the collar and U-shaped bracket to hold it on there and re-install the spring with the plyers. fairly simple.

If you tightened the adjuster nut thats in your console, you will want to loosen it after or your caliper will hang up and cause other problems.

good luck.

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