How do you replace the front emergency brake cable

Tiny
TLENNON
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  • 2005 CHRYSLER TOWN AND COUNTRY
  • 90,000 MILES
How do you replace the front emergency brake cable on a 2005 town and country? It's usually only possible to remove the cable from the tensioner after removing the pedal mechanism from under the dash. The cable pin is held in place by a tab bent in from the takeup wheel, and this probably can't be released with the mechanism still in the car. On the other hand, once the mechanism is out of the car you can use the old cable to pull the tensioner into a slack position. Using two locking pliers work the cable out, pulling the wheel around so the pin is next to the exit hole. Then drill a small hole into the side of the tensioner wheel, and set a screw or straight pin in the hole, jamming the wheel in the slack position. Once the new cable has been set in place, the mechanism has been reinstalled under the dash, and the cable reattached to the equalizer bracket mid-car, pull out the setpin, and everything will snug up nicely.
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Thursday, November 17th, 2011 AT 3:49 PM

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Tiny
DRCRANKNWRENCH
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I have provided you with the instructions, it is in 3 parts, and the Fig from the instructions, noted in instructions, for the front cable. Installation is reverse of removal. Please check out the diagrams (Below)
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Thursday, November 17th, 2011 AT 5:06 PM
Tiny
TOUJOURS_HAUT
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  • 2005 CHRYSLER TOWN AND COUNTRY
  • 120,000 MILES
It seems that the nub on the end of the parking brake cable has snapped off, and needs replacing. I have obtained the part, but cannot seem to figure out how to get the nub (not the right term, but I'm not sure what to call it. Small cylinder on end of cable that locks it in?) Onto the actual parking brake lever. Any help would be greatly appreciated!1
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Tuesday, April 30th, 2019 AT 3:26 PM (Merged)
Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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This is going to be hard to describe. The lever that it attaches to will allow the cable to fit through it, but as soon as you release the pressure (the nub) should slide down on it and stay in place.
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Tuesday, April 30th, 2019 AT 3:26 PM (Merged)

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