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Old 05-20-2005, 02:09   #1 (permalink)
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Ea Parkbreak Troubles

I just put my parkbreak on and when I tryed to pull it back out to release it, it just stayed in there, I can press he button in but the break handle just wont budge. Dont know if it has anything to do with it but the same day I put it on and it made a twang noise. Can any one tell me what this problem my be?
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Old 05-20-2005, 04:55   #2 (permalink)
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The cable snapped and did that on my old ea. Just grabbed a new one from the local spare parts shop, got under it and chucked the new cable in.
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Old 05-21-2005, 04:08   #3 (permalink)
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yeah the cables buggered its all chewed up where the cable enters the floor, could you tell me how to get the cable through the floor in detail, iv disconnected the cable from the handbrake its self but cant get it through the floor, the ball on the end of the cable wont pull through the small hole.
Im shore theres some way of taking off the rubber piece that meets the floor?
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It unbolts from inside the engine bay
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Yeah there's a small plate in the engine bay that needs to come off i think.
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Old 05-21-2005, 07:05   #6 (permalink)
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I dont think you know what I mean, to change the cable you dont have to go into the engine bay. Thaught crank just replaced his himself. I did one on a cortina myself but its totally different, theres no need to goino the engine bay.
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Sorry mate i did it about 5 years ago so i'm struggling to remember it. From what i remember i had to do stuff inside the car, in the engine bay and under the car.

Okay here goes.

Disconnect the cable from under th car at the lever that goes through the chasis rail i think.

Remove the cable from the hand brake lever.

Remove the little pulley from the hand brake lever.

The end under the car has a little clip on it, that i nearly lost, and that has to come off so the outer bit will release.

I'm sure there is a small, round plate that the cable goes through in the engine bay on the firewall? It needs to come off because it holds the other outer bit in there.

I don't think those points are in the correct order but once they are all done you should be able to pull the old cable out through the engine bay and then install the new one starting at the hand brake lever and working back to the lever under the car.

Hopefully that helps.
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ok thanks will give it a go today.
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Old 05-22-2005, 02:11   #9 (permalink)
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I installed the new cable today but I cant seem to be able to connect it to the handbrake leaver because theres non enough slack in the cable to pull it up through the shaft that you slide the hand leaver into, you need a bit more length in the cable to put the end into the bottom of the leaver. is there any trick to getting it in the leaver????
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