1984 GMC S15 EMERGENCY BRAKE CABLE AT REAR BACKING PLATE

  • Tiny
  • Bill Sobjack
  • 1984 GMC S15

Brakes problem
1984 GMC S15 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 130000 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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  • merlin2021
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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
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  • Bill Sobjack
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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
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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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