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How do I remove the parking brake cable from the rear calipers

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Some times the rotors are hard to remove.(rust) Just soak it with wd40 and use a big hammer or prybar. Try smacking it around the studs, But don't hit them. If you smack the part of the rotor that the regular service brake rides on you will warp the rotor. Just keep trying, you'll get it. Also if you mess up the rotor they really aren't that expensive to replace. Plus your old one is likely wore out anyways.

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If you have the parking brake system located in the center of the rotor, (the parking brake cable goes inside the "hub" area, and not to the caliper) you have the internal parking brake shoes. The problem is that the drum part gets a rust lip built up and it's very difficult to pull off the rotor because it hangs up. Usually forcing it off stresses some of the hardware inside, but there is not much of an option.

Posted on Aug 03, 2009

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SOURCE: changed frt and rear brake

The piston must be rotated as it is pushed into the caliper. There is a special tool for this that is sold at just about all parts houses. The tool looks like a small square with various pins for various applications that goes on the end of your 3/8 drive ratchet.

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where are the bolts to remove the caliber on the rear brakes for a 2007 dodge caravan?

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Adjust handbrake 94 libero


  • Remove the center console covering the parking brake lever. Locate the parking brake lever between the drivers seat and the front passenger seat. Put the parking brake lever in the lowest position.

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    Turn the cable adjuster locknut to make the nut loose. Find the nut at the base of the parking brake lever.

  • 3

    Raise your GT rear wheels using a jack and support the rear wheels using jack stands. Remove both rear wheels using a tire iron to loosen and take off the lug nuts. Take off the tire from the rods by hand.

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    Get underneath the car and remove the rubber hole plugs from the brake rotors. Locate the rotors on the underneath inside of the wheel wells.

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    Take off the brake calipers with a screwdriver, but do not disconnect the brake fluid lines.

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    Use a pry bar to push up on the parking brake self adjuster wheel. Locate this next to the brake caliper and it looks like a star wheel. Rotate this wheel until the rotors will not turn.

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    Turn the adjuster wheel five notches in the opposite direction. Reinstall the calipers and wheels. Lower your GT using the jack and remove the jack stands from the rear wheels.


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    How do I adjust the emergency brake?


    Over here we call it a parking brake - hardly any of our cars are autos.

    Parking brakes usually connect to the rear disc brake calipers but some manufacturers use a small drum brake in the disc centre for parking purposes due to the complexity of the caliper with integral parking brake.

    When adjusting a parking brake it is important in most designs for the cable to be adjusted only to remove any free play without moving the caliper levers from the backstops and then if the parking brake lever or pedal travel is excessive it must be because of wear or other faults. Sometimes that basic requirement must be taken with a pinch or two of "experienced" salt...

    Ford have a self adjusting parking brake I have experience of. A spring within the system preloads the cable eliminating all slack in the cable so the cable moves the caliper levers from the first. The main problem with the system is the preload spring is sometimes strong enough to overcome the resistance of the caliper spring and cause a binding brake. No manual adjustment was provided.
    In that case I find fabricating and fitting brackets to anchor additional return springs to the calipers is a must.

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    How do i replace rear brake pads off a 1995 ford contour


    Check this REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
    (see Figures 1, 2 and 3 / click over images for zoom )

    CAUTION Older brake pads or shoes may contain asbestos, which has been determined to be cancer causing agent. Never clean the brake surfaces with compressed air! Avoid inhaling any dust from any brake surface! When cleaning brake surfaces, use a commercially available brake cleaning fluid.
    1. Remove 1 / 2 of the brake fluid from the master cylinder reservoir.
    2. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
    3. Remove the wheels.
    4. Remove the cotter pin and guide pin.
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    Fig. 1: Rear disc brake components

    1. Remove the caliper locating pin cover and remove the locating pin.
    2. Swing the rear disc brake caliper away from the brake rotor and anchor plate. There is no need to remove the parking brake cable or brake hose.
    3. Remove the inner and outer disc brake pads.
    To install:
    1. If installing new disc brake pads, use rear caliper piston adjuster T87P-2588-A or similar tool, to rotate the rear disc brake piston clockwise, retracting the caliper piston. This will allow room for the new brake pads.
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    Fig. 2: Removing the parking brake cable

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    Fig. 3: Use the adjuster tool to rotate the piston into the caliper

    1. Install the inner and outer disc brake pads.
    2. Swing the rear disc brake caliper back into position over the disc brake pads.
    3. Clean the locating pin threads and apply 1 drop of a thread locking agent or similar sealer.
    4. Apply a small amount of disc brake caliper slide grease to the shaft of the locating pin.
    5. Reinstall the locating pin and torque to 30 ft. lbs. (41 Nm).
    6. Reinstall the guide pin and the cotter pin.
    7. Adjust the parking brake by operating the parking brake control several times.
    8. Reinstall the wheel and tire assembly. Torque the lug nuts to 62 ft. lbs. (85 Nm).
    9. Lower the vehicle.
    10. Adjust the parking brake by operating the parking brake control several times.
    11. Pump the brake pedal several times to achieve a good pedal before attempting to move the vehicle.
    12. Check the brake fluid level in the master cylinder fluid reservoir and add fluid as necessary.
    13. Road test the vehicle and check for proper brake system operation.

    Hope this helps (remember to rate and comment this answer).

    May 01, 2011 | 1995 Ford Contour

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    Need information on how to reinstall rear brakes on 2000 beetle


    Remove the old Brake Pads
  • 1 Park your car on a level surface. If you have a stick shift car make sure the car is in gear. Do not set the parking brake. Place blocks in front of the front tires so the car does not move while you are working on it.
  • 2 Open the hood of your car and locate the master cylinder. If necessary, remove brake fluid until the level in the container is less than half full. A turkey baster is a good tool for this. Put the brake fluid in the plastic container and dispose of it the way you dispose of motor oil.
  • 3 Raise the rear end of your car with your car jack. Remove the rear tire or wheel assembly.
  • 4 Remove the parking brake cable from the back of the caliper. Use the pliers to remove the cable clip (restraining clip).
  • 5 Use the socket wrench to remove the upper mounting bolt from the caliper. If the upper guide pin moves while you do this, use a back-up wrench to hold the upper guide pin.
  • 6 Rotate the caliper downward, pivoting it on the lower caliper bolt. Remove the inner and outer brake pads from the caliper.
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  • 1 Turn the caliper piston clockwise to retract it into the caliper housing. Insert the new brake pads into the caliper.
  • 2 Swing the caliper upward and into place. Apply a thin coat of thread locking compound to the bolt and use the socket wrench to tighten the bolt to 271 inch lb. (35 Nm).
  • 3 Reattach the parking brake cable to the caliper.
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  • 5 Pump the brake pedal a few times to seat the brake pads. Do this before trying to move your car.
  • 6 Add fluid to the master cylinder container to replace any you removed before you removed the old brake pads.
  • 7 Season the brake pads by making only gentle stops when you are driving for the first week after you install the new brake pads. Try not to do any hard stopping when you are seasoning the brakes.


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    1. Remove retaining clip from the parking brake rear cable at the disc brake caliper. Release the tension from the parking brake cable and disengage the cable end from the parking brake lever on the brake caliper.

    And this is the step that says how to INSTALL the cable:

    1. Connect the end of the parking brake cable to the parking brake lever on the disc brake caliper.

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    Im pretty sure the handbrake cable on my 2004 Jetta has broken, is this an easy fix or should i consult a mechanic?


    here is the procedure from autozone.com. there are no special tools, but you need to be handy. Judge for yourself.


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    1. Raise and safely support the rear wheels.
    2. On Front Wheel Drive models, remove the heat shield above the exhaust in the center tunnel.
    3. Locate the threaded adjusters. On All Wheel Drive (AWD) models, they are located in the front of the lower control arms, on Front Wheel Drive (FWD) vehicles, they are located in the tunnel on the underbody of the vehicle.
    4. Remove the locking clip between the hex nut and the adjustment housing.
    5. Counter hold the hex nut with a 13mm wrench and thread the adjustment housing to loosen the cable until the adjustment housing is fully loosened, then slide the 2 portions of the cable toward one another.
    6. Remove the lock clip at the brake caliper and remove the cable, taking care to not damage the cable boot.
    7. On Front Wheel Drive models, remove the heat shield above the muffler and push aside.
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    11. From under the vehicle, press the guide sleeve-locking element together and pull the cables out of the guide sleeve.
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    4. Insert the cable end ball through the mounting in the adjustment bracket, making sure the cable locks into place in the bracket.
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    3. At each rear wheel brake caliper, remove the spring clip retaining the parking brake cable to the caliper.
    4. Lift the cable from the caliper mount and disengage it from the parking brake lever.
    5. Pull the cables out from under the vehicle.
    6. Installation is the reverse of removal.
    7. Adjust the parking brake as described at the beginning of this section.
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    3. Remove the rear brake shoes.
    4. Remove the brake cable assembly from the back plates.
    5. Remove the cable adjusting nuts at the handle and detach the cable guides from the floor pan.
    6. Pull the cables out from under the vehicle.
    7. Installation is the reverse of removal. Adjust the parking brake and road test the vehicle.

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    How do I replace the ear brakes?


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    7. Remove the rubber dust boots from the caliper mounting bolt heads (if equipped).
    8. Remove the caliper mounting bolts.
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    10. Remove the caliper from the vehicle.
    11. Remove the brake pads.
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    2. Install the caliper over the rotor.
    3. Install the caliper mounting bolts. Torque the mounting bolts to 38 ft. lbs. (51 Nm).
    4. Install the park brake cable.
    5. Install the rubber dust boots over the caliper mounting bolt heads (if equipped).

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      Fig. Measuring the caliper clearance
    6. Check the clearance between the brake caliper and caliper bracket stops. If the clearance is too tight, check the caliper leading and trailing edges for build up. File down as necessary.
    7. Connect the brake hose to the caliper. Install the brake hose banjo bolt, using new gaskets, and torque to 33 ft. lbs. (45 Nm).
    8. Remove the lug nuts used to secure the rotor.
    9. Install the wheel, aligning the reference marks made during removal, and torque the lug nuts to 100 ft. lbs. (140 Nm).
    10. Refill the master cylinder and bleed the brake system using the recommended procedure.
    11. Road test the vehicle and check for proper braking performance

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