1984 GMC S15 emergency brake cable at rear backing plate

Tiny
BILL SOBJACK
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  • 1984 GMC S15
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 130,000 MILES
I have had to replace the rear backing plates. Is there a tool to compress the spring on e-brake cable at the backing plate to re-attach the the lever arm to the cable?
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Tuesday, January 8th, 2008 AT 1:16 PM

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Tiny
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No! I use 2 pair of sidecutters, put them together at the nub, spread the spring, hold and install lever, fairly simple!
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Tuesday, January 8th, 2008 AT 1:22 PM
Tiny
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Thanks been tryining to do it bare handed with plyers. Don't have side cutter's though.
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Tuesday, January 8th, 2008 AT 3:22 PM
Tiny
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You can use any pliers, dykes work best!
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Tuesday, January 8th, 2008 AT 5:03 PM

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