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Old 03-25-2004, 00:03   #1 (permalink)
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eek Handbrake snapped!

Hey dudes. Pulled up the handbrake and it snapped the cable from where it attaches to the bottom of the umbreallar :(

Just wondering if this has happened to anyone before? And are they easy to install remove...ive seen how it runs from the back of the engine bay to the back of the car..looks kinda of hardish.

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Re: Handbrake snapped!

i have had it happen b4, and i dont think its that hard to fix, but i had other problems so i got it and those fixed by a mechanic.
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Yep, done the same thing, got the mechanic to do it. :) It's too hard fiddling round in there being 6'5 or so. :)
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Re: Handbrake snapped!

Nah its not that hard to change.. easier if you have the gregorys manual hanging around.. if you want steps pm me.

The part was like $30 from ford
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Re: Handbrake snapped!

Handbrake cable is very simple to fix. Should only take around half an hour or so with a good jack. I bought a second hand cable for around $7.

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Old 03-25-2004, 02:11   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Handbrake snapped!

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Re: Handbrake snapped!

hah
mine broke 2 weeks ago,
the new part is $50 from repco
i installed it myself
you dont need a jack, just get a manual off a mate, look at how it comes apart. fairly easy. no special tools required or anything.

but yea, a manual makes it easy.

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Re: Handbrake snapped!

Mine broke about a month ago too, as others have said it is a simple job to change. I was surprised that Ford was actually the cheapest for a new clutch cable, so just go and get a new one from them.
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Re: Handbrake snapped!

mine frayed really badly, until it didnt work anymore. got it fixed, but it doesnt look too hard to do.
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Re: Handbrake snapped!

Why don't you just do what my mate did?
Snapped the cable in his XA, so he carried around two bricks in the back seat to chock the wheels whenever he stopped. Worked quite well. :)
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