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Replace parking brake cable

How do I replace the parking brake cables on a 97 accord ex. Or about how much is the labor.

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I owuld not attempt to replace them yourself, if they are not installed correctly it can cause your brakes to lock up, i ould take it in, it will cost you around $200 at a regualr shop, upward to $600 at a dealer.

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Well put, unless you are a really good DIY I wouldn't try it, if you do then BE CAREFUL. Follow ALL the rules and CLEAN your brake pads with the correct spray when you are done.

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1992 honda accord automatic with 70,000 miles it is very hard to shift out of park I took the shifter off and the thumb button assembly is ok. All other gears shift fine It is just hard to pull out of...


A common problem with these cars is the shift cable, they do over time stretch and it is obviously a main place to start, before you go out and buy a cable you may want to pull yup that shifter one more time and unclip the cable from it, after doing so spray a lot of WD 40 into the shift cable housing as they tend to run dry and bind over time as well as get old and just wear out, by dooing this you may notice a need to not replace the cable as the lube of it seems to work and is quite a cheap fix, along with this being said please take a visual of the side cover to the transmission where this cable and linkage bond together to complete the shifter process...do you see anything obvious, like a loose connection /clip broken, etc...try removing the cable from the transmission and see if it acts the same, if so it is in the cable or shifter mechanismn, if not it may be inside the transmissions "parking pall" device...something an experienced transmission repairmen should look at.
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Hello. Chances are this 12 year old cable is corroded. You can sometimes free them up using a product available at auto parts stores called WD-40. Spray it the length of the cable and let it sit overnight to do its magic. If after doing that two or three times, you have no success then replacing the parking brake cable would be in store. Regards, J.

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  2. Remove rear wheel assemblies.
  3. Release parking brake.
  4. Remove brake drum.
Rear brake shoe assembly


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  1. Using an appropriate brake spring tool, unhook upper return spring from rearward brake shoe.
  2. Push retainer springs IN and turn to remove tension pins.
  3. Lower brake shoe assembly and remove lower return spring.
  4. Remove brake shoe assembly from back plate.
  5. Disconnect parking brake cable from lever and remove brake shoe.
  6. Remove parking brake lever from brake shoe.

To Install:

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  1. Install parking brake lever to rearward brake shoe.
  2. Secure lever to brake show with a NEW U-clip.
  3. Pinch U-clip closed.
  4. Connect parking brake cable to rearward brake shoe.
  5. Install self-adjuster lever spring on front brake shoe.
  6. Assemble clevises, adjuster bolt and upper and lower return springs.
  7. Apply a light coat of grease (Molykote 44MA or equivalent) to sliding surfaces.
  8. Install brake shoe assembly onto back plate.
  9. Install tension springs.
  10. Using an appropriate brake spring tool, unhook upper return spring to rearward brake shoe.
  11. Install brake drum.
  12. Install rear wheel assembly.
  13. Lower vehicle.
  14. Adjust self-adjusting brakes by pressing brake pedal several times.

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if your not experience with brakes i won,t attempt replacing the cable. if you always have a freezing problem use a wheel chuck.
it,s a wedge u put against the tire so a car won,t roll

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