Easy Way to Remove E-Brake Cables Off Backing Plates

  1. TrailBeast

    TrailBeast Slightly Twisted Member

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    I use the box end of a 14mm wrench and slide it over the shoe end of the cable down to the back plate.
    Turn the wrench back and forth a little while pulling the cable and it pops loose.
    A 9/16 is just a hair loose, but works with a little more persistence.
     
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      RedFish Well-Known Member

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      I always used a boxed end wrench. 7/16 if my memory serves.
       
    • 72Dart6pack

      72Dart6pack Harder Better Faster Stronger.

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      Hose clamp. :)
       
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      383Scampman Well-Known Member

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      Hose clamp works great !
       
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      Tooljunkie King of cobble/master of the broken bolt FABO Gold Member

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      I also use a box end wrench. Hose clamp is a great idea!
      Bet next time i still use a wrench...
       
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      • hemi71x

        hemi71x FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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        I know, I know, you don't need no frekin special tool to get the job done, but if your a special tool junkie like i am, and remove lotsa brake backing plates at the Pick-N-Pull wrecking yards, like i do, then LISLE makes a nifty special tool in removing the parking brake cable out of the backing plate.
        I had to file one of the holes a bit larger, to fit and work on the Mopar cars and trucks we are used to.
        And the tool is only a few dollars, so to purchase one, ain't gonna break the piggy bank, or deplete your bank account.



        https://www.amazon.com/Lisle-40750-Parking-Brake-Remover/dp/B00396JQUC


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        Last edited: Feb 4, 2019
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