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CAN'T GET NEW REAR BRAKE DRUMS ON AFTER INSTALLING NEW BRAKE SHOES.

2002 Ford Escort • 56,600 miles

I've installed a new rear wheel cylinder, new shoes, and drum. The only way I can get new drum on is to disconnect the emergency brake cable.
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Dquillen99
March 8, 2012.



The passenger side went on w/ no problems. I was told to loosen the emergency brake cable from within the car. This did not alleviate the problem.

Tiny
Dquillen99
Mar 8, 2012.
You may have to make adjustment at park brake lever.

Tiny
Fixitmr
Mar 8, 2012.
By park brake lever, do you mean from inside the car? If so, I replied before your answer that this didn't work.

Tiny
Dquillen99
Mar 8, 2012.
You probably have a froze cable. You may be able to free it or have to replace it.

Tiny
Fixitmr
Mar 8, 2012.
Can you explain how to free one? Will this be something really expensive to take to a garage?

Tiny
Dquillen99
Mar 8, 2012.
Well I have used vicegrips pliers to grab cable and pull on it or hit on grips with hammer while pulling or just remove cable from vehicle to work on it or replace it. But no I would not expect this to be expensive.

Tiny
Fixitmr
Mar 8, 2012.