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Old 05-16-2011, 08:21 PM
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Originally Posted by DieselPaul View Post
Got the exhaust off, shocks disconnected, calipers off, sway bar unhooked, flex disc unbolted, and ABS sensor out.

How do I disconnect the parking brake?

I got all 4 of the main mount bolts to turn, I turned each a couple rotations, so I gather they are actually turning the whole bolt, I turned enough times that if the head was going to shear off, it would have gone.
Loosen the horizontal bolt at the back of the apparatus, so the cables are slack, then remove the bolt that holds the front cable to the bracket. You should then be able to slide the bracket back and remove the spring and cables. You also have to pull out the little clips that holds the cables to the brackets on the bottom of the car ... once those are out you can slide the cables out of them.
Hope that's right ... I'm at work and that's just off the top of my head ... Wear goggles, a lot of dirt and rust will likely fall on your face as you're pulling it out!
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