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Old 12-29-2005, 23:38   #1 (permalink)
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XP Ute handbrake cable

Hi,

I am trying (emphasise trying) to remove the handbrake cables so I can get the diff and rear springs out of my ute. I have struck problems with getting the cables out of the backing plates. There is a splined nut and I can't get it through the hole in the backing plate, does anyone have any tips or suggestions for me?

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Re: XP Ute handbrake cable

can't you pull it through the other way?
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Hi,

I am trying (emphasise trying) to remove the handbrake cables so I can get the diff and rear springs out of my ute. I have struck problems with getting the cables out of the backing plates. There is a splined nut and I can't get it through the hole in the backing plate, does anyone have any tips or suggestions for me?

Cheers,

Peter
gidday pete,there is usually expanded fingers on the cable where it goes thru the backing plate, just put a cable tie or hose clamp round the fingers to make them bend towards the cable to reduce the diameter and they should fit thru the hole in the backing plate,just pull the cable from the behind.
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gidday pete,there is usually expanded fingers on the cable where it goes thru the backing plate, just put a cable tie or hose clamp round the fingers to make them bend towards the cable to reduce the diameter and they should fit thru the hole in the backing plate,just pull the cable from the behind.
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Thanks for the info guys, I will give this a go.

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Old 01-02-2006, 20:36   #6 (permalink)
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Re: XP Ute handbrake cable

Hey mate, I have an XP too, and have already been through this nightmare... While you have the backing plates of MAKE SURE you replace the bearings and seals on the outside of the diff, its under $100 and really worth your while...

To answer your questions, I just usually use a pair of pliers and flex each leg while pulling the cable against the housing, its tricky, but could be worse.. just dont do it in the sun on your back as you could be there for a couple of hours per side which is bad bad sun burn :) haha..

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