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Unread 10-24-2006, 11:10 PM   #1
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emergency brake cables

Just finished a 4.5 inch lift. The emergency brake adjustment is as loose as possible but cables are tight going to drum. Any suggestions on modification or maybe a replacement?

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Unread 10-25-2006, 01:22 AM   #2
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are you sure it's not just the sheath around the cable?
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Unread 10-25-2006, 06:09 AM   #3
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That is correct. It is just the sheath around the cable.
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Unread 10-25-2006, 06:12 AM   #4
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That is correct. It is just the sheath around the cable.
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Unread 10-25-2006, 10:12 AM   #5
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The passenger side of the Wrangler ebrake cables is longer than an XJ cable. Do some seaching on the web or take one to the parts store and compare. Buy 2 of the longer ones, they don't care which side they are installed on.
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Unread 10-25-2006, 11:02 AM   #6
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Yeah, YJ cables work fine. My stock cables/conduits were approx. 36" and acted as limiting straps. The YJ passenger side cables are around 57". They connect to the parking brake lever in the drum without any mods.
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Unread 10-25-2006, 12:32 PM   #7
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Thanks for the help. We are getting the YJ cables today.
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Unread 10-25-2006, 02:14 PM   #8
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Thanks for the help. We are getting the YJ cables today.
I used NAPA part #UP94371. Costs around $22 each.

To get the old one off I used a screw type hose clamp to compress the tangs (or whatever they're called) so it could slide out of the brake backing plate. I'm sure there are other methods, but this worked for me. You'll see what I'm refering to when you remove the drums.
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