Parking Brake Install

Discussion in 'The whoa and the sway.' started by Christopher Spouse Drew, Jan 11, 2019 at 8:03 PM.

  1. Christopher Spouse Drew

    Christopher Spouse Drew Well-Known Member

    Hey guys, im installing a complete parking brake system and the front portion is a little frustrating. I understand the where the front cable goes through the frame, but where it connects into the floor is such a tight space betweek the wheel well and the firewall, do you have to take off the wheel well or maybe fish it through the floor hole with a wire or something. Let me know what you guys have done. Thanks
  2. buick64203

    buick64203 Right wing conservative Staff Member

    That's not a fun job. I had to replace it on my car. You can get it in without removing the wheel well but its a real PITA. Its a good thing I have thin hands
  3. Christopher Spouse Drew

    Christopher Spouse Drew Well-Known Member

    Yeah I was trying to do it with my hands for an hour and I couldnt, Im gonna use a 1/8 rod to guide it through.
  4. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    You can slide the cable up all the way it sticks out about 6in or more. Should be able to push that thru the floor then pull it on up
  5. Christopher Spouse Drew

    Christopher Spouse Drew Well-Known Member

    Yeah on monday im gonna try a couple things when i get it on the lift.
  6. knucklebusted

    knucklebusted Well-Known Member

    I did this a few years ago. I finally had to pop the bottom of the fender loose so I could get enough of my arm up there to push it in and seat it. Good luck and report back what finally worked.
  7. Waterboy

    Waterboy Well-Known Member

    Dang Christopher, we live in South Florida. There are no mountains or even small hills. None of my cars have working E brakes. Heck, they don't have choke plates either. I know, you want it right......................... Shut up John!!! Now back to our regularly scheduled program.
    PS... Read my latest post and come to the party this year. Last year you had the flu. Stay healthy Sir!!!
  8. Christopher Spouse Drew

    Christopher Spouse Drew Well-Known Member

    Haha John, I would of never did the parking brake if the new rear disc brake conversion didn't call for it. The calipers are parking brake integrated and it needs to be done for proper pedal feel. Ill look for your post right now!
  9. knucklebusted

    knucklebusted Well-Known Member

    Generally, all you have to do is hit the e-brake lever a few times before you bleed it and then it should be fine for a good while. I did hook up my e-brake but just the lever on the caliper being worked will adjust it up. Give it a tick of e-brake lever about every few months and it will stay adjusted.

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