Front brake cable replacement

Tiny
JDZUPAN
  • 1998 FORD RANGER
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 270,000 MILES

How do you disconnect the front brake cable from the pedal assembly?

Ford ranger has an e brake cable that is broken into 3 parts, front that is connected to the pedal, middle that is the middle and the rear that is connected to the two rear drums.

The front cable is a mother because the spring has to be rewound in order to get the cable off.

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Friday, April 29th, 2011 AT 10:27 PM

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Tiny
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When asking a question, you need to provide as much detail as possible. E-brake and brakes are 2 different thing.

Here are the procedures, hope you can understand what they mean.

PARK BRAKE CABLE; FRONT (RANGER)

Removal & Installation
Remove the parking brake control. See PARK BRAKE CONTROL. Disconnect the front parking brake cable from the parking brake control. See Fig. 12. Remove the front parking brake cable and conduit housing. Compress the front parking brake cable and conduit-to-parking brake control clip. Remove the front parking brake cable and conduit housing. To install, reverse removal procedure. Make sure cable is routed through loop on take up spool. See Fig. 13.

PARK BRAKE CONTROL (RANGER)
Removal & Installation

NOTE:
Make sure the parking brake control is fully released.

1. Relieve the tension on the parking brake system by pulling down on the parking brake intermediate cable and inserting a 5/32" (4 mm) drill bit or equivalent retainer in the parking brake control. See Fig. 14.

2. Remove the left front fender splash shield screws, pushpin, bolts and electrical connector locators. Remove the splash shield.

3. Disconnect the front parking brake cable and conduit at the locating hole end of the connector. Disconnect the front parking brake cable and conduit from the parking brake intermediate cable. See Fig. 15.

4. Remove the front parking brake cable and conduit from the bracket by compressing the retainer from the front parking brake cable and conduit from the bracket. See Fig. 16. Remove the front parking brake cable and conduit from the bracket. Remove the parking brake release mounting bolts. See Fig. 17.

5. Remove the parking brake control and front parking brake cable and conduit by disconnecting the parking brake signal switch electrical connector and removing the three parking brake control bolts. See Fig. 18. To install, reverse removal procedure. Tighten bolts and nuts to specification.

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