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How to disconnect the handbrake cable from the trailing arm

Does the cable separate at any point

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There are tie clamps at the rear, but the entire cable is a complicated repair.

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Parking Brake Cable Removal
All vehicles

  1. Remove the floor console. For additional information, refer to Section 501-12 .
  1. Release the parking brake.
  1. NOTE: Leave 5 mm of thread protruding from the nut, to aid with installation.
    Loosen the parking brake cable adjustment nut.
    1. Remove the retaining clip.
    1. Loosen the adjustment nut.
  1. Remove the rear wheels and tires. For additional information, refer to Section 204-04 .
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    Detach the tailpipe and muffler assembly.
    1. Remove the nuts.
    1. Unhook the hanger insulators.
  2. Detach the center hanger insulators.
  3. Remove the exhaust front heat shield.
  4. Remove the exhaust center heat shield.
  5. Detach the exhaust rear heat shield from the floor panel.

Posted on Feb 24, 2009

  • gerry bissi Feb 24, 2009


    1. Detach the parking brake cables from the equalizer.

      • Turn the cable through 90 degrees.



    1. NOTE: There are marks and sleeves on the cable outer to indicate the clip locations. Note the position of the clips on the outer cable to aid installation.
      Detach the rear cable from the retaining clips (left-hand side shown).


    1. Remove the air deflectors (if equipped).

      1. Remove the screws.


      1. Release the clip.


      1. Detach the cable guides from the floor panel.


      1. Detach the outer cables from the bracket.


    2. Vehicles with anti-lock brakes


      1. Disconnect the rear wheel speed sensors.

      All vehicles


      1. Remove the brake drum and wheel hub assemblies.


      1. Detach the parking brake cable guide from the tie bar.


      1. Disconnect the parking brake cable.


      1. Pull the parking brake cable and guide through the tie bar.


      1. Remove the parking brake cable.

        1. Release the actuating lever.


        1. Detach the cable.


        1. Depress the clip.

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