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Parking Brake Cable and MM LCA Installation

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Old October 31st 05, 06:10 PM
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Default Parking Brake Cable and MM LCA Installation

While installing MM LCAs on my 94 Cobra, the instructions said to
disengage the parking brake cable from the brake caliper (in order to
reverse the ABS cable on the parking brake cable bracket). Anyway,
after finishing the installation, I could not pull the parking brake
cable far enough back to reattach it to the brake caliper; I can't get
it within an inch of reaching. And the rear brake cable equalizer is
now askew, because it has taken up the slack made available when I
disengaged the cable on one side.

I looked up the parking brake cable replacement procedure in Haynes,
and it looks like I'm going to have to remove the center console,
remove the parking brake lever assembly, wind up the tensioning coil
and temporarily block it from unwinding (with a gage pin stuck through
it), reinstall the assembly, reattach the brake cables, and then
release the tensioner.

I can't believe Maximum Motorsports would give out instructions that
would allow this to happen, so I'm wondering if I'm missing something.
Anyone have any ideas? I'm going to go ahead and replace the other LCA
and leave the parking brake inoperative for the time being. If no one
can suggest an alternative, I'll have to do the procedure in the
paragraph above; doable, but a real PIA.



PS: I called MM's tech support, and they were no help. Evidently this
doesn't normally happen, which is why I'm hoping someone can tell me
what I'm missing.

Old November 4th 05, 02:45 AM
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Default Parking Brake Cable and MM LCA Installation

You realy shouldn't have had a problem with this, we have done quite a
few brake swaps and LCA's and have never had a problem. Usually you can
grab the barrel on the end with a pair of pliers and pull the cable
outward more than enough to get into the slot on caliper parking brake

Tim (Musttanguy)


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