Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Coming over from the WJ board. Has anyone had the cable snap at the handle end releasing the tension in spring? The WJ brake handle is slightly different in that it doesn't have the extended drum on the other side of the cable drum. It has the riveted section then the cable drum sprocket that holds the tension of the spring. There is a stopper arm that when the handle is pulled up, is engaged to the sprocket and pulls it tight to engage the parking brake.
I have attached the parking brake cable from the handle to the equalizer bar, but it appears the the cable drum sprocket is wound to far to be able to engage with the arm to pull it up. I have checked the replacement part and it is the same length of the OEM.
I am at a stand still now and need any kind of help and at wits end.
Thought this was a long shot, but would try anyway.