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Old 02-20-2011, 02:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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2002 2500HD LB7 ZF6 parking brake Cable Replacement

Hello everyone!

Yesterday it was a bit colder here in MN, so I started my truck to warm it up for a while, got out, closed the door, and POP--my truck is rolling!!!

I shut it down and put it in gear, crawled under the back, and found my drivers side parking brake spring on the ground, and now there is NO tension on the brake pedal when I push it. (My p-brake held very well before this happened.) I suspect I broke my cable--how difficult/easy of a procedure is it to replace the broken cable(s)??

On a side note, I'm lucky I was right next to the truck when it happened otherwise it'd have rolled across the alley into my neighbor's garage!

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Anybody??? Please, I really want to do this right and would gladly accept any pointers. I use (well, used...) my parking brake every time I park the truck, a lot of the time I leave it running, especially during the winter.
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I had mine break on me as well. I just always try and park on level ground or up against a rock or something. Easier said than done usually. I went to Oreillys and got a replacement. 15 bucks or so. If I remember correctly you hook the cable to the "hoop" on the backside. Route the cable back towards the truck. Then hook that end to where the previous one was hooked to. Pretty easy to do. Gotta get pulling on the cables to get stuff hooked up as there will be some tension put on the cables.

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Cool! Thanks for the advice! I'll give it a shot this weekend if the weather up here doesn't turn to crap.
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I just replaced mine as well, and it wasn't bad.....There is a hook on the rear like silver said, and once you hook it, there are mounting brackets already on the new cable and I just removed my old one while installing my new one so everything went on the same way.......after finished I check it, and it was fine. Mine broke right below the rear......rock or something.....
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How are you guys adjustng them? Mine is about worn out or something and it won't hold anymore and its a pain to try adjusting them.
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I just replaced mine as well, and it wasn't bad.....There is a hook on the rear like silver said, and once you hook it, there are mounting brackets already on the new cable and I just removed my old one while installing my new one so everything went on the same way.......after finished I check it, and it was fine. Mine broke right below the rear......rock or something.....
Cool! Now I'm looking forward to doing this, knowing that it really isn't bad to do!
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How are you guys adjustng them? Mine is about worn out or something and it won't hold anymore and its a pain to try adjusting them.
I believe you have to take your brake calipers and rotors off to do the adjustment...there's a star wheel inside there I believe??? Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe that is what I've read elsewhere.
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