Detaching parking brake cable

Brett Dikeman brett at
Mon Jun 7 21:57:17 EDT 2004

At 8:24 PM -0400 6/7/04, Kneale Brownson wrote:
>I'm getting ready to drop the rear diffy enough to let me change the
>leaking gas tank.  Bentley says to pull the parking brake cables off the
>calipers and out of the guides mounted to the diffy support.  I can get the
>cables disengaged from their lever arms with no problem, but I can't recall
>how to get the cable free of the caliper short of destroying the boot and
>the sheath.  It's all rusted together there where the cable sheath passes
>through the hole in the caliper, so I can't tell what's supposed to come

It's held in by tension, nothing more.  The caliper has an ear which 
the cable's metal cap goes into- a screwdriver between the two or a 
tap with a hammer on the cable's cap should free it if tugging won't.

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