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A DIYer's Guide: Parking Brake Cable Repair Kit

Parking, also known as emergency brakes are another set of brakes that are engaged by a lever mechanism inside the car. There are many things that could lead this cable to wear down, to corrode or to simple brake. Sure, you could probably survive on just your regular brakes. You could even park with your stick shit on second gear so your car won't move. If your value your safety immensely, then this won't leave you satisfied. For easy replacements like these, make use of parking brake cable repair kits. Installation is rather complex and you'll surely get dirty doing so.

Difficulty level: Moderate

Tools that you'll need:

  • Parking brake cable repair kit
  • Hydraulic jack
  • Jack stands
  • Wire cutters
  • Socket wrench
  • Screwdriver
  • Pliers

Preparing the car for installation

Step 1: Elevate your cars using the hydraulic jack and place two jack stands underneath to secure your car.

Step 2: Place wheel blocks on your front tires to prevent your vehicle from moving forward. Alternatively, you can put rocks or wooden blocks instead.

Step 3: Disengage the lever of your parking brake.

Removing the old brake cable

Step 1: Adjust the cable until it becomes loose enough for you to manipulate.

Step 2: Grab the ball end of the brake cable at the rear of the vehicle.

Step 3: Slide the ball and cable out of the connector plate.

Step 4:Remove the clamps and the clips securing the parking cable underneath the car.

Step 5: Grab the other ball end of the brake cable located at the brake assembly

Step 6: Remove the cable from the pedal assembly through the groove.

Step 7: Locate the clip holding on to the brake cable. It is located in a hole that allows that cable to go through the car body.

Step 8: Grasp the clip holding the cable and squeeze firmly.

Step 9: Carefully remove the cable from the hole.

Installing the new brake cable

Step 1: Insert one ball end of the new brake cable into the hole of the body and push it in.

Step 2: Secure the cable clip with a screwdriver or any other available tool.

Step 3: Attach the other end of the brake cable to the pedal assembly and secure it.

Step 4: Secure the cable to all the cables and clips underneath the vehicle. Be sure to pull on the cable from time to time to make it taut.

Testing the brake cable

Step 1: Engage the parking brake lever to test out the tension of the cable. Adjust the cable if necessary.

Step 2: Lower the car from the jack stands.

Step 3: Start the car and make it move slowly. Engage the parking brake to stop the car and test the parking brake cable.

Warning

Be sure that the front wheels of your vehicle are secure when while the car is elevated on the jack stands. Failure to do so might cause the vehicle to move while you're underneath, causing serious injuries and even death.