Pushbutton Parking Brake Cable Removal

Transmission and Drivetrain Tech

  1. armyofchuckness

    armyofchuckness The Flying Valiant

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    Hey, everyone! I've started my big disassembly on my '64 and I hit a little snag. The parking brake cable part of the pushbutton unit is held in place with a cotter pit and a crimped bit of metal as seen in this picture. Anyone have any experience taking these apart? I know the obvious solution is to force it open, but I don't want to damage anything if I don't have to. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks!
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    VDART Well-Known Member

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    I've always taken this piece off as an assembly from the shifter-- it has a spring & 1 bolt/nut to remove & it will be free--- Lawrence
     
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    armyofchuckness The Flying Valiant

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    Thanks, Lawrence. I'll give it a try.
     
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    Or, if there is nothing wrong with the cable, why not just take the whole shifter out with the cables attached?
     
  5. armyofchuckness

    armyofchuckness The Flying Valiant

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    I would, but I'm changing out the shifter and I want to reuse the cable but keep the old shifter as a spare. Turns out it just bends apart with some gentle use of vice grips. I was just making sure there wasn't a better way before I risked breaking the metal.
     
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