Below guide will teach you How to Replace a Parking Brake Cable. Please follow the instructions carefully.
Things You’ll Need:
- Floor Jack
- Breaker Bar
- Socket and Ratchet Set
- Jack Stand Set
- 3/8 in. Drive Ratchet
- Parking Brake Cable
- DIY Costs: Est. $58.15 parts only
- Shop Costs: Est. $250.44 parts and labor
- Park the vehicle on the level surface and push back the parking brake lever to activate the brake.
- Put the transmission in drive and ease the brake pedal.
- Now, turn the parking brake lever into free position.
- Discard the rear parking brake cable and the front parking brake cable from the equalizer bar.
- Get underneath the parking brake control assembly and disconnect the front cable from the pivot hole.
- Lift up the vehicle with the help of floor jacks and secure the vehicle on jack stands.
- Unbolt the lug nuts and take the wheels away.
- Take the brake drum away from the hub. Also, discard the disc brake and caliper from the rear brake assembly.
- Locate the parking cable attached to the brake shoe on the wheel side of the backing plate and discard it.
- Grab and draw out the cable.
- Take a new parking brake cable and replace it with the old one.
- Insert the rear cable via the backing plate and connect it to the parking brake lever.
- Reinstall the brake drum and disc assembly back to their positions.
- Put the wheels back and secure them with lug nuts.
- Remove the jack stands and ground the vehicle by lowering the floor jack.
- Carefully attach the rear cables to the equalizer.
- Now, attach the front cable to the parking brake control assemble and eventually to the equalizer.
- Take the pin off from the parking brake assembly to ease the tension.
- In the end, apply and release the parking brake for some time to ensure that the cable gain the required tension.