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Handbrake cables - removal and refitting
Braking system / Handbrake cables - removal and refitting


Removal
Primary (front)
1 Remove the handbrake lever as described in Section 26.

2 Prise the grommet from the underbody, and withdraw the cable from beneath the vehicle.

Secondary (rear)
3 Chock the front wheels, and engage 1st gear (or УPФ). Jack up the rear of the vehicle and support it on axle stands. Fully release the handbrake lever.

4 Remove the relevant rear wheel.

5 Working beneath the vehicle, release the exhaust system from the rubber mountings.

Lower the exhaust system as far as possible, supporting it on blocks or more axle stands.

6 Unbolt the exhaust heat shield from the underbody.

7 Unhook the relevant cable from the equaliser bar.

8 On drum brake models, remove the rear brake shoes on the relevant side as described in Section 6, then remove the outer cable from the backplate by compressing the three retaining lugs (use a suitable ring spanner) and pushing the cable through (see illustration).

27.8 Using a ring spanner to compress the retaining lugs securing the outer
27.8 Using a ring spanner to compress the retaining lugs securing the outer cable to the backplate

9 On disc brake models, unhook the end of the cable from the handbrake operating arm on the rear caliper.

10 Release the lugs securing the outer cable to the underbody brackets, then release the cable from the clips, and withdraw it from under the vehicle (see illustrations).

27.10A Release the lugs using a ring spanner . . .
27.10A Release the lugs using a ring spanner . . .

27.10B . . . and remove the outer cable from the underbody brackets
27.10B . . . and remove the outer cable from the underbody brackets

Refitting
All cables
11 Refitting is a reversal of the removal procedure, but make sure that the cable end fittings are correctly located. Check the operation of the handbrake before returning the vehicle to normal service.


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