[Vwdiesel] E-brake cable pops out?

Shawn Wright swright at zuiko.sls.bc.ca
Sat Mar 27 15:06:08 EST 2004

I went to replace what I thought was a broken parking brake cable on my 
'85 Jetta today, only to find the cable was fine, but had popped out from 
under the retaining clip bolted to the backing plate. This allowed the cable 
to flop around and appear as if it were broken. I had to remove the clip, 
held on by the bottom two stub axle bolts, in order to put the cable back 
under the clip. Has anyone seen this happen before?

There seems to be too much length in the spring at the drum end, 
causing it to curve and want to jump out from under the clip, yet when I 
measured it against a new cable, the old one was the same.

Very strange...--
Shawn Wright
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