Date: Sat, 17 Jul 1999 11:20:15 +0200
From: Robert Brown <rjbnopsamnetNOSPAM.se>
Subject: Re: Help...removing handbrake cable from caliper on 1984 900GLS


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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