Emergency Brake Cable?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by nt1, Aug 24, 2006.

  1. nt1

    nt1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 295

    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?
  2. FearThisDeere

    FearThisDeere LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,154

    I am pretty sure that you have to replace the whole cable. It is fairly easy, just a pain.
  3. nt1

    nt1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 295

    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.:)
  4. Fordsuvparts

    Fordsuvparts LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 517

    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.
  5. nt1

    nt1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 295

    Thanks for the info! I will take a closer look this weekend.

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