Snapped parking brake cable


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Snapped my parking brake cable right near the pedal assembly. Is it easier to replace the cable of the existing assembly or replace the entire assembly with the cable already installed? Either way, what's the best way to remove the clips holding the old cable housing?
 
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If it is setup like the Ranger, the cable can be replaced separately but the pedal assembly needs to be removed in order to disconnect the cable. There is a rubber plug on the cable housing that is a pretty tight fit and removes with the cable and will be a bit of a bear to remove and reinstall. The other end of the cable connects under the cab. Depending on the condition of the hardware, you might need to replace that as well since it might be too rusted to adjust without breaking it. So, take a gander at that before you buy parts so you don't end up being stuck later with an unfinished project.
 

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If it is setup like the Ranger, the cable can be replaced separately but the pedal assembly needs to be removed in order to disconnect the cable. There is a rubber plug on the cable housing that is a pretty tight fit and removes with the cable and will be a bit of a bear to remove and reinstall. The other end of the cable connects under the cab. Depending on the condition of the hardware, you might need to replace that as well since it might be too rusted to adjust without breaking it. So, take a gander at that before you buy parts so you don't end up being stuck later with an unfinished project.
It's a 98 Ranger and what you described is pretty much what's there. I was just wondering the best way to remove the clips that hold the cable to pedal assembly.
 

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The is a swedged, cylindrical end on the cable that slips out of the assembly after you remove the assembly. There are no clips that I remember but it has been about 8 or 9 years since I changed the cables on my ‘98.
 


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