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14 bolt e-brake cable compatibility

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 88K5Jimmy, Mar 14, 2003.

  1. 88K5Jimmy

    88K5Jimmy 1/2 ton status

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    What years of 14 bolts, semi or full, have the same type e-brake hook-up as my 88 Jimmy, meaning no modification or cable swap necessarily, just bolt in?

    Thanks
     
  2. heavy4x4

    heavy4x4 1/2 ton status

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    '85 and newer - it's the e-brake that has the two unequal length cables coming out of each backing plate. Prior to '85, they came with two, equal length cables - that won't bolt up but is still feasible to get to work.
     
  3. FatBoyBlazer

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    i've got a 91 with the push in cables...mt 14 bolt is from a 76? mabey and its got the crimp in type...how can i change them over....?
     
  4. TXsizeK5

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    i just ran into this problem, my mechanic guy told me about it saying that i couldnt use existing ebrake; he suggested a driveline brake or he would have to rig up everything all over with OEM stuff cause of liability issues.
    He also said that i could ghetto-rig it by buying a few supplies from home depot like a cable and just some how connecting it from my existing parking brake cable to the one on the axle.
     
  5. tori89k5

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    Ive got a pretty good fix for this situation on my webshots page. There is an album there that has pictures and breif descriptions of what to do. If your interested and/or cant figure it out from the pics, email me and maybe i can explain it better.
    All you need is a welder and a piece of pipe. I have had mine done this way for over a year, and use the park brake everytime i park the truck.
     

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