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Park Brake Cable

Discussion in 'Intermediate CJ-5 and CJ-6 Tech' started by 3b a runnin, Jun 18, 2018.

  1. Jun 18, 2018
    3b a runnin

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    No matter which way I run it, it still seems like all 3 (both wheels and actuator) cables are about a foot too long. Cant find anything in the FSM. Anybody got a pic.
    HELP


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  2. Jun 18, 2018
    oldtime

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    I have a set of used factory OEM intermediate brake cables stashed away.
    What you need measurements or ???
     
  3. Jun 18, 2018
    timgr

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    New? Used? Came with the Jeep? Purchased where and with what spec? Part numbers?

    There are three cables and an equalizer. The front cable mounts to a bracket on the bottom of the body. The only adjustment, aside from the self adjusters at the wheels, is the threaded end on the front cable, going through the equalizer. Both rear cables clamp to the underside of the body. Pretty hard to get it wrong unless you have the wrong parts. '76 up is different from '72-75, and the aftermarket listings are often wrong.
     
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  4. Jun 18, 2018
    timgr

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    The passenger cable makes a loop between the backing plate and the clamp, and goes to the driver's side of the equalizer. The driver cable makes an S and goes to the passenger side of the equalizer. Maybe that's what's missing.
     
  5. Jun 18, 2018
    3b a runnin

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    timgr,
    You said the front cable mounts to a bracket which mounts to the body. I have the bracket. Which side of the body does it mount to, or to the center. Wasn't hooked up from the PO, just hanging loose. Will probably have to make the bracket for the rear cables. Best place for it is body or frame crossmember?
    thanks
     
  6. Jun 18, 2018
    jpflat2a

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    from the parts manual:

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  7. Jun 23, 2018
    wally

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    is it truly a loop? or is it a "perspective" quirk on the 2-D parts diagram?
     
  8. Jun 23, 2018
    3b a runnin

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    I ran them similar to the diagram in the parts manual and it seems to work.
    Thanks jpflat2a
     

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