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I have a 1991 crysler laberon. And I went to change my back drum brakes. I got the brakes off just fine and I got them unhooked from the Ebrake line and spring. The problem I'm haveing is compressing that spring back far enough to get the clip back on with the brake pad. Autozone supposedly has a tool but it's 15.00 or so. Just to double check it is my emergency brake line. You must compress the spring on the wire in order to clip the brake pad on.

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Needle nose its the easy once you get the hang of it

Posted on Nov 02, 2012

  • Johnny kyle Nov 02, 2012

    People have also told me a screw driver. I spent a hr and half try n. I gave up. Gonna just buy the tool


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SOURCE: I am replacing the backing

they make a tool but you can use a pair of needle nose locking pliers. push the springs up and lock the pliers to hold it there so you can change what you need to.

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Putting the parking brake cable back on the new shoe is a PAIN IN THE A**. I have had some success using a pair of small vise grips. Trick is to get the end of the cable out as far as possible, then clamp it. I don't know of any special tool.

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