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I'm replacing the right rear brake caliper on a 1996 ford taurus. detatching the emergency brake cable is not too difficult however reattaching it does seem to be an issue! how do i get it back into the new e-brake lever on the new caliper? is this a sheer strength issue or is there a simple way. I cannot seem to find a functioning tensioning point along the cable to loosen (i.e. the only thing that looks like it might be on the drivers side WILL NOT budge). thank you.

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Did you try attaching the cable before installing the caliper?

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SOURCE: 1995 Ford Taurus brake pad replacement

the piston need to be turn clock wise and push at the same time make sure when you turn it the rubber around the piston dont get damaged it stick to the piston and get torn before you turn just make sure it not sticking to the piston at the auto part store they sell the toll to turn the piston its cheap$$ hope it FIXYA our post thanks pierre

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Is this the ratcheting style caliper? If so, you really should be using the proper tool to turn these style calipers back into their bore, and both calipers should turn clockwise to retract them back in. Also, if the piston was too far out you may have a hard time getting it to go back in. Hope this helps.

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SOURCE: how do I adjust emergency brake cable on 1999 ford

FIRST adjust rear brake starwheel while spinning tire FOWARD. then alongside drivers side of car find emergency brake cable adjustment (long threaded rod with nut) . hold one end of rod with vise-grips and turn nut until emer. brake cable has less slack in it. now go inside car and apply e-brake.you dont want the pedal to stop right away but u also dont want too much"travel" in the pedal.so about halfway is IDEAL. IMPORTANT- once the brake cable is adjusted and the car wont roll foward in gear with the brake on and applying a little "gas"-make sure with brake OFF that rear wheels turn freely. hope this helps.

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The pistons in all calipers I have seen can be forced back into their seat to allow new brake pads to clear. If constructed as most, a C-clamp can be used to press the cylinder back in.

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