CAR Brake cable

Parking​ ​brake​ ​cable:​ ​common​ ​defects​ ​and​ ​their​ ​signs

  1. Stretching.
    • The parking brake lever is too loose.
    • During turning-on of the parking brake it is heard how return springs operate, but the wheels are not blocked.
  2. Corrosion.
    • Efficiency of the parking brake cable lowers.
    • The parking brake lever moves harder.
  3. Tearing.
    • The parking brake lever doesn’t move.
    • Significant force is required to raise the lever.
    • The rear wheels do not unlock when lowering the lever.
    • Harsh rattling sound is heard from under the body.

How to repair or replace parking brake cable?

Component repair usually consists in adjustment. It should be performed regularly, when component efficiency decreases, if there are no other damages. This can be performed single-handedly. In order to adjust the parking brake cable you need to carry out the next actions:

  1. Set the car onto a servicing pit or a ramp.
  2. Lift the parking brake lever up to 2 clicks.
  3. Loosen the lock nut of a balancer, which is mounted under the car bottom.
  4. Screw the adjustment nut until required cable tightening is reached.
  5. Tighten the lock nut.

In other cases, it is recommended to replace the parking brake system cable. This can be performed at a service station as well as by yourself, if you have certain skills. Before starting disassembling, buy a cable kit, because it is recommended to replace them in pairs. Then, the next actions should be carried out:

  1. Set the car onto a servicing pit or a platform. Lower the parking brake lever to its stop.
  2. Loosen the lock nut and remove it from the rod.
  3. Loosen wheel bolts and demount the wheel.
  4. Remove the brake drum or the disc.
  5. Demount the braking pad and remove the cable tip.
  6. Unscrew the fastening bolt and disconnect the cable housing.
  7. Disconnect the cable from brake panels and the car body.
  8. Install a new component and perform assembling.

Pay attention to the fact that the procedure may vary for various car models, so turn to technical documentation before starting disassembling.

It is recommended to perform replacement of the parking brake cable at a service station.
Check if a new parking brake cable is greased before its installation. If necessary, apply greasing material.

Types:

  1. By location in the parking brake system:
    • front;
    • rear;
    • solid.
  2. By mounting side the rear parking brake cables are divided into:
    • right;
    • left;
    • central;
    • all-sides.

Brake cable Information

Parking brake or handbrake is used to hold the vehicle on one place for a long time. Parking brake system also serves as the alarm system as it duplicates hydraulic working system. With the help of the parking brake driver can stop the car when an emergency occurs. Parking brake consists of braking mechanisms and brake gear. Also it is used the brake linkage that provides the transfer of the brake force from the human to the brake mechanism by means of the foot pedal.

The force is transmitted from the lever to all brake mechanisms through cables. Parking brake cable use one, two and three cables. The most popular is the scheme with three cables - one front and two rear cables. The front cable is connected with the hand lever and rear cables are connected with brake mechanisms. To connect the cable to the front and back cable and for uniform power transmission there is used a special equalizer.

Cables are connected with brake parts with the ends, some of which are regulated.

Adjusting nuts situated on the cable ends help to measure the length of the cable. If we move the manual lever to the appropriate position with the help of the return spring, there will be the removal of the brake. It can be on the front cable, equalizer or brake mechanism.

Brake parking cable should be used regularly, otherwise souring of the cables happens and they lose their functions. And this is especially true for vehicles with automatic transmission, where you can not use the brake because of the design of the parking brake box.

If you need to replace the parking cable, do not spend you time on specialty shops and service centres. Visit our online shop and you will see our great assortment of parking brake cables for any makes of cars. Order the part you need at moderate price. We will care the delivery terms to be very short. In our online shop you can also find stabilizer, thermostat, ignition coil or condenser.

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