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Old 05-08-2011, 08:04 PM
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E Brake Cable?

Pushed the emergency brake on my trusty '83 240D and heard this SPROIiNG noise as my foot went to the floor. Not sure about the spelling of the noise, but I have a feeling that a cable of some sort broke.

Anyone out there like to confirm that and then tell me that it's an easy job to fix??

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Old 05-08-2011, 08:47 PM
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Either the cable broke or it became detached. I'd start at the rear wheels and work my way forward under the car until I found the problem. Shouldn't be too terribly difficult.

I'd call Mom, but that would be about as useful as calling Ira Hayes, and for the same reason.
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Old 05-09-2011, 04:00 AM
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It is quite a simple system that unfortunately in some places is difficult to reach. As suggested I'd check at the back first as that is where most of the rust is likely to be.

For the record the cable runs from the pedal across the floor pan into the transmission tunnel. It then runs on to a joint / splitter behind the centre propshaft bearing. There is a spring there and that may have come off. Two cables then run to the rear wheels.

To access the rear wheel parking brakes you need to remove the wheel(s) and then the brake caliper so that you can slide off the brake disc. I'd check the integrity of the rest of the system before doing that though.

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Old 05-09-2011, 05:36 AM
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Thank you

thanks to both of you for your excellent comments... I'll give it a shot after work today... hopefully it'll be raining so I can put it off... enjoy
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Old 05-09-2011, 08:16 AM
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thanks to both of you for your excellent comments... I'll give it a shot after work today... hopefully it'll be raining so I can put it off... enjoy
Don't wish for rain you nutter - I'm painting my car!

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