Date: Sat, 17 Jul 1999 11:49:14 +0200
From: Robert Brown <rjbnopsamnetNOSPAM.se>
Subject: Re: Help...removing handbrake cable from caliper on 1984 900GLS


Excuse me - correction below (circlip is on FRONT side of course . . . ) // Robert Robert Brown wrote: > 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 no, _forward_ facing 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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