E-Brake Cable Broken

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robertpaige
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E-Brake Cable Broken

Post by robertpaige » Thu Jan 01, 2015 2:53 am

So my ebrake handle stopped working, I took it apart and found the cable snapped where it connects to the handle.

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Is there anyway to fix the cable? Like a way to re connect the broken part? Or do I need to run a whole new one from a donor car... Grrrr
Had more Legacy's than I know what to with...
Current: 92' SS

thewaterboy
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Re: E-Brake Cable Broken

Post by thewaterboy » Thu Jan 01, 2015 3:11 am

Duct tape solves all.


On a more serious note, running ebrake cables isnt that hard. Shop time for an E30's cable is 6 hours, but my buddy and I did his in 45 minutes. Not sure if you've messed with the ebrake at the hub at all before, but I've opened up this one a few times and would gladly offer up any help needed.

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rallyak
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Re: E-Brake Cable Broken

Post by rallyak » Thu Jan 01, 2015 4:43 am

The cable you have in your hand is short and it connects the two cables into one. I would grab one from a salvage yard, it just under the console.

I've also changed my e-brake cables I would say 11/2 hours.
Charles

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robertpaige
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Re: E-Brake Cable Broken

Post by robertpaige » Fri Jan 02, 2015 8:57 am

Yeah I realize now it's the small cable that connects to the others, so that should be easy to replace! Thankfully
Had more Legacy's than I know what to with...
Current: 92' SS

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