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    Default changing e-brake cable tomorrow

    The e-brake cable on my 2002 suburban broke and I need to buy the part to replace it tomorrow. The cable from the handle to the actual foot brake lever. Anyone have experience doing that? is it a difficult task? Looks pretty simple to me, but just checking for any gotchas or anything.

    Thanks for the help.

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    Default Easy fix

    OK so after finally being able to get to the dealership for the part (couldn't find it at Schucks, Auto-storeX, etc) I finally was able to put it in. Sorry forgot to take pictures, but it is really so easy even I could do it.

    Requirements = 1 rachet drive or wrench that fits the only screw holding it on. 1 new E-brake handle/cable part.

    - Unscrew the screw holding the E-brake release handle to the dash's under-side.
    - You may need to cut the zip ties bundling the cable with other wires underneath there.
    - Screw on the new handle.
    - Be prescriptive about the way you bend the cable to the E-brake linkage (foot part).
    - Place a section (plastic piece) of the cable into an elbow bracket by the foot linkage.
    - Pull the manual release toward the cable and place the cable end piece into the obvious place where it goes.

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