Date: Sat, 17 Jul 1999 12:58:29 GMT
From: howardpnopsamomuk.co.uk (Paddy Howard)
Subject: Re: Help...removing handbrake cable from caliper on 1984 900GLS


Brilliant :-) I'l have a go as you suggested! Thanks very much for your input! -- Paddy Howard Peterborough UK >Hi, I'll assume that your car is somewhere between MY1981 and MY1983, i.e. >Girling fronts. > >The cable outer is held in place by a circlip which is flush with the rear >side of the yoke. Very hard to see this when you have lots of rust and >road dirt. > >Use a wire brush to clean and expose circlip, then remove it. There is no >thread - just a tight fit made tighter by accumulated rust. Then use lots >of rust remover oil (careful to not spread the oil onto other parts). You >may need to use force to drive the end of the cable outer back through the >yoke - careful not to mash the handbrake cable. Needs patience. > >Email me (remove "NOSPAM" from return address) if you need to know more. >I've done this twice during the past 3 years. // Robert > >Paddy Howard wrote: > >> I am trying to remove the front handbrake cable from the disc calipers >> on the front wheel of my 900GLS. I wish to swing the caliper out of >> the way so work on the outer CV joint. >> Does anyone know how the cable sheath is attached to the caliper? >> >> i.e is the hole in the caliper, that the cable sheath passes thru >> threaded or is the cable held in place by a lock nut on the >> cable-nipple side if the caliper? or what ? >> >> My Haynes manual has no reference to this and cable-caliper joint >> is rusted badly.... >> >> All useful input greatfully received! >> >> -- >> Paddy Howard >> Peterborough >> UK

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