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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-24-2006, 12:34 PM Thread Starter
 
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Brake Cable Busted

Front cable just broke on me. I've got a replacement coming, but was curious who has replaced one before. Will the new cable just slide through the housing? Hints or tips appreciated!

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-24-2006, 02:56 PM
 
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Are you talking about the parking brake cable that attaches to the pedal assembly, goes through the floor and connects to the rest of the cable under the cab?

If so, yes I've replaced that before....
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Yes, that is the one. I'm hoping the cable will just slide through the housing from the inside to the out, then connect up to the intermediate cable. As I have not received the replacement part yet, I was not sure exactly what I would receive.

Any difficulty in reconnecting that when you did it?

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After removing the old cable you route the new one in....can't remember if we pushed it up from under the truck or down from inside the truck.... :shrug: .
There are two white clips on the "sleeve" that runs through the floor board and the body mount under the truck. You'll want to remove those clips before you route the cable.
Once you have the cable going through the floorboard and the body mount how it was before you can install the clips that hold the "sleeve" (for lack of a better word) in place.
You'll want to hook it up to the pedal assembly first. You'll need to push the pedal down route the cable up through the slot/pulley in the assembly and insert the pin into the slot. Then release the pedal, and pull the cable tight as you pull the pedal back up. Once that's done, you'll connect it to the intermediate cable underneath the cab.

It's a pretty straight forward swap.

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Thank-you! Sounds like the cable comes with the sleeve/housing too.

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Yep, it comes with the sleeve over it that goes from the floorboard to the body mount.

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