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AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA-(#($&*^! parking brake cable!

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by NewK5Guy, Apr 20, 2001.

  1. NewK5Guy

    NewK5Guy 1/2 ton status

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    How in the #$(^& do you get that thing off the brake lever? I know I'm doing this wrong by not taking the shoes off, but is there a way possible to pop that cable off the lever with the entire drum brake assemble still together and axle in? My left rear cable has froze. It WILL NOT move whatsoever. I tried tonite(Fri) and could get about 3/8" or so of slack by moving the lever with a screwdriver but I could not for the life of me get that little cable end to release from the lever. Which way does that cable end hafta move to come clear?
     
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    Oh man all I remember about that was it was a PITA without the pedals even in there! You should be able to disconnect the cable right underneath the cab, byu removing the adjusting nut. Then you've got slack, but I believe you are also fighting the spring that wraps around the cable.


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    I've taken the wheel calbe loose from the coupler under the cab. What I'm fighting is a frozen cable. I don't know what happened to it internally, but it absolutely will not move so it won't back off enough to just "fall off" the lever inside the brake assembly.
     
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    Why do you want to remove it?

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