Emergency Brake removal

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  1. mark460

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    I'm wanting to replace a broken emergency brake and need to remove one from a donor car. I unbolted everything, got the cable free from the car, but the cable goes thru the firewall and I'm not sure if I have to somewhow disconnect the cable from the rod of the emergency so it will then feed thru the firewall. Anyone done this before here? Thanks
     
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    Do you have the Emergency handle or pedal? If you have the handle, you can use a small screwdriver to pry/release the ratchet tooth away from the rod (you'll see it just below the handle on the underside of the housing/rod) and then slide the handle all the way in. This will allow you to remove the "ball" end of the cable from the E-brake handle and then you can remove/replace the assembly. I'm sure others will chime in and post pictures that would help........
    Forgot to mention, remove the "wheel" (pull the cotter/hair pin, pin and then wheel will come off) then you can remove the "ball" end of the cable and the assembly will be freed.
    David
     
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    I have the pull handle. I think this makes sense, I'll go and try this later today. Thanks for the info.
     
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    I removed mine all together...Lol 62201109_622819428194675_1225480883968933888_n.jpg
     
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    One needs to rotate the handle in order to get the "ball" out of the rod.

    Why mess with a used cable.....new repops are readily available.
     

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