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Emergency brake cable
Topic Started: Feb 20 2011, 08:25 PM (3,250 Views)
GpB311
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Im replacing my brake shoes on my rear tires for my 2005 LS. I have the drum off and the old shoes off, but to put new shoes on I need to reattach the emergency brake cable. For the life of me I can not get it to attach to the new shoe. I compressed the spring and tried to slide it into the groove on the shoe and it just wont fit. IM about to try filing the groove some to give more room for the end of the emergency brake cable, but Im afraid that could cause a problem later on.

Anyone else have any trouble with this?
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Edited by GpB311, Feb 20 2011, 08:27 PM.
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Don't file the groove that will cause serious problems in the future. I haven't done the e brake on my car yet but i knwo someone on here will have an answer for you. And welcome to the forum its nice to see more west coasters joining.
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Thanks, I was GpB311 on yc.com, but havent posted in a few months since ive been offline and not working on my car as much. Was glad to hear there was another active forum with some of the most helpful members on it.
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Feb 20 2011, 08:35 PM
Thanks, I was GpB311 on yc.com, but havent posted in a few months since ive been offline and not working on my car as much. Was glad to hear there was another active forum with some of the most helpful members on it.
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there should be a circle hole then a notch under it... what i do is take 2 pair of vice grips and with the frst grab the cable end(the steel cylinder thing on the end).. pull the spring back the cable about 2" and clamp onto the cable with the other set of vicegrips to hold the spring back.. release the cable end and youll have to bend it into like a U shape while pushing it into thru the circle part of the brake lever and let the cable straighten itself into the notch where it is supposta sit.. this may take a few tries but i think this is the easiest way to re-attacth the cable... release spring after attached
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Well I think if you do what The Don said it will work our for you, drums can be a pain in the ass all around. Glad you made it over here, did you see the TTR thread I told you about?
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Thanks everyone, got the job finished and I didnt die on my way to work so it seems everything's working properly. Its def a ginormous p.i.t.a. to work with drum brakes, but now that i finally got them off im going to clean them and paint them to match the calipers on the front brakes.

Im getting a tiny bit of noise while driving, but I think I may just need to have the drums resurfaced. They need it.
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Dick Thrusthumper
Feb 22 2011, 01:47 PM
Thanks everyone, got the job finished and I didnt die on my way to work so it seems everything's working properly. Its def a ginormous p.i.t.a. to work with drum brakes, but now that i finally got them off im going to clean them and paint them to match the calipers on the front brakes.

Im getting a tiny bit of noise while driving, but I think I may just need to have the drums resurfaced. They need it.
Our drums are VERY easy compared to normal drums, especially once you get it down. Took me two hours to do the first side's drum brake - though it was also in the dark, cold and I was drinking and pissed off (that's when I destroyed my radiator)...second side I did, refreshed, the next morning and it took like 10 minutes.
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