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14 bolt parking brake question....

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 89GMCSuburban, Aug 20, 2003.

  1. 89GMCSuburban

    89GMCSuburban 1/2 ton status

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    I have a 14 bolt from a 76 Burban and I need the parking brake to work. I'm going to be moving to Wyoming for school and will be frequenting the Colorado mountains, so I need it to park safely.
    Now, it needs cables. The parking brake cable design changed in 1984. I ordered cables from the later version for my year thinking, "The ends prolly didn't change, so they'll work." Well, I'm wrong... Do I then need backing plates from the newer axle to get the cables to work?
     
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    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Correction: '83 is the year the cables changed. YOu can get any backing plate from any FF or SF off a 3/4 ton rear from '83 to '91 and they will work just fine for your older FF rear. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    I have a silly question, they won't let you exchange the ones you ordered for the correct cables you need? Wouldn't it save the expense of different backing pates?
     
  4. 89GMCSuburban

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    Thanks a bunch! Saw a couple of those browsing the junkyard, so I have some work to do Saturday... /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    Both ends of the cable changed...the older style cables wouldn't hook up correctly to my parking brake.
     

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