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Unhook Emergency brake to remove rotor

How do I unhook the emergency brake so I can remove/replace the rotor?

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  • EdorTed Jul 14, 2008

    How to fix broken Emergancy brake? My truck was stuck in 4X4 low, I followed the steps from the owners manuel, the truck came out of 4X4 low, however it snap my Emergancy brake.



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Lot of time there a hole in the rotor that for the ajustment unscrew the ajustment if you dont have a hole hammer big one there a ridge inside no miracle there big fu????? hammer hope it help FIXYA the post thanks pierre

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