I've been changing out the brake pads on my wife's '98 Sable and had
to remove the caliper mount on one side to have the rotor reground. I
ended up taking the caliper off and stripping it, but now that I'm
replacing everything, I can't get the brake cable back on. I've
compressed the spring, but when I do, it compresses on the cable and I
can't force it back into the bracket.
Is there a trick to this that I'm just not getting?
I have an 83 mercury grandmarquis... it has drums on the rear, but I do
remember it being a real pain to get the cable back onto it's proper place
the last time I did rear brakes on it. If I remember right, there is a
"stopper" at the end of the cable, to prevent the spring from flying off. I
think I ended up putting the cable on the part BEFORE I put the part back
onto the car, otherwise it was some strange angle I would have had to bend
myself to get it on.
Not sure if this helps any... try using needle nose plyers.
Well, what I'm going to do, since I haven't had a chance to look at it
in a couple days, is take the caliper out and try to re-compress the
spring that way. At least none of the rest of the brake will be in
the way and I might be able to get a better angle on it.
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