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Old 08-24-2006, 08:02 PM
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Emergency Brake Cable?

Emergency brake cable just broke this afternoon on my 99 f150.
It broke on the inside of the truck at the release handle.
It looks like a bicycle type cable with a metal knob connecting it the the release lever.
Is this an easy fix? Do I need to replace the entire cable or can I repair it?
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Old 08-24-2006, 09:41 PM
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I am pretty sure that you have to replace the whole cable. It is fairly easy, just a pain.
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Old 08-24-2006, 10:04 PM
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I am pretty sure that you have to replace the whole cable. It is fairly easy, just a pain.
Thats what I was thinking. Hoping for a less troublesome repair.
Maybe I'll just use vise grips on the cable when I need the brake.
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Old 08-24-2006, 10:40 PM
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You will have to replace the cable. It goes from inside the cab, to a Y in it that attaches both rear brake cables. I have replaced it before on a couple of our fords. I have replaced more of the driver side rear cables on our superduties than anything else. Someof my guys just stomp the e brake and after awhile they get a little corroded and just break like tailgate cables.
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Old 08-25-2006, 12:38 AM
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You will have to replace the cable. It goes from inside the cab, to a Y in it that attaches both rear brake cables. I have replaced it before on a couple of our fords. I have replaced more of the driver side rear cables on our superduties than anything else. Someof my guys just stomp the e brake and after awhile they get a little corroded and just break like tailgate cables.
Thanks for the info! I will take a closer look this weekend.
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