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Unread 10-22-2012, 03:32 PM   #1
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Parking brake cable removal

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I've gotten the front half free from the rear half at the splitter. Not i'm just trying to get the rear half free from the frame. There are "keyholes" that the cable passes through. the cable has "flares" that pop out and catch the keyhole so they don't pull free. I, for the life of me, can't find a good way to remove these. I'm replacing my drum brakes with disc brakes from a 96 grand cherokee. I have played with this release on the GC brakes and was able to use a small hose clamp to compress the flares. But can't manage that with the brakes on the jeep. Any help? Suggestions? Tools?

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Unread 10-22-2012, 03:37 PM   #2
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A pair of pliers should release the catches on them.
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Unread 10-22-2012, 03:41 PM   #3
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there is 4 catches. on a clock face they would be at 12,3,6,9. I can't figure it out. I'm getting flustered. Maybe i'll take a breather from it.
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Unread 10-22-2012, 03:55 PM   #4
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Use the rounded inner jaws while rotating the cable so that the 12 clock is at the 2 o'clock and attack from the bottom.

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Unread 10-22-2012, 04:15 PM   #5
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try a 1/2 drive deep socket to compress the tabs. I think 1/2 is the size that works

Many, many, many years ago I made a tool for that out of an old socket with a notch cut for the cable to pass thru.
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Unread 10-23-2012, 04:22 AM   #6
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Half inch box end wrench jammed all the way up did it. Thank Yall so much!
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Unread 10-23-2012, 08:29 AM   #7
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I use a small worm gear hose clamp tightened enough to compress those little spring fingers, then just punch the housing through the hole with the screwdriver i used to tighten the clamp
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