Parking Brake cables, R&R

Bernie Benz b.benz at
Wed Sep 21 00:23:18 EDT 2005

> From: Dan Forbing <forbing at>
> Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2005 17:31:37 -0700 (PDT)
> To: 200q20v at
> Subject: Re: Parking Brake cables, R&R
> Bernie,
> I replaced mine this summer and did remove (half of) the exhaust. I started at
> the caliper end and pushed back enough slack to allow the adjuster ends to
> slip off and installed the new ones the same way.
No way if your cables are frozen in their housings!  If not, don't replace.
The cable housing front anchor will not move forward thru its chassis
mounting bracket to provide the necessary slack at the pivot to remove the
cable ends.
> That way I didn't have to
> try to adjust anything or worry about twisting the threaded rod in half..As
> always, YMMV. Leaving the driveshaft on made the beer taste even better and I
> salute Peter if he did this without dropping the exhaust!
The way to go, Peter.

> Dan
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