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Angry FRONT Brake cable replacement, 1990 4WD S10 Blazer???

Hello, was trying to tighten up the adjustment nut on the front cable to get vehicle ready for annual safety inspection, and despite minimal rust, threaded cable end SNAPPED OFF (%&#!!!). Any pointers on replacement? New part already in hand, unless somehow splicing it would be feasible...? Not mentioned AT ALL in repair manual(s) & have found ZERO info online. Thanks in advance...

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Re: FRONT Brake cable replacement, 1990 4WD S10 Blazer???

You just put in on the way it came off... pictures of exactly what you're working with would help.


Didn't realize some states check the parking brake during inspection. Missouri does not.




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Re: FRONT Brake cable replacement, 1990 4WD S10 Blazer???

Thx for speedy reply...can't access vehicle at moment for pics but wondering how much of dash, carpet, kick panels, etc., I might need to remove, or if I could possibly just wrap old & new cables together with tape and use old cable to pull new one through...?
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Re: FRONT Brake cable replacement, 1990 4WD S10 Blazer???

Should be just the kick panel, at least that's the way my '01 was. I removed it completely and put a hand brake in. Don't remember it being difficult. If it's rusty you might need to get some penetrating oil and a torch out to get the cables to come out of the unions, if you need to.




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Re: FRONT Brake cable replacement, 1990 4WD S10 Blazer???

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Are you talking about the front E-brake cable, if so be prepared to do a lot of swearing when you realize that the new after market cable will not go in with out some modifications. First get a small hose clamp to wrap around the old retaining clip and then tighten it down so you can pull the cable and clip through the hole they are ankered in. You may or may not have to make the hole the cable locks into bigger, on my truck I had to make the hole bigger because the new cable and clip was too big for the stock hole. Another piece you may or my not have to modify is the nub that is on the end of the cable, not the threaded end, the nub may be to big the fit into the hook the old cable came out of, if it is you are going to want to use a dermel to make it smaller. Its relatively easy to do if you have factory parts but the quality control differences in the aftermarket parts are what makes it a pain in the butt to put the new aftermarket part on.


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Re: FRONT Brake cable replacement, 1990 4WD S10 Blazer???

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Here are some pictures to help. The second picture shows what to wrap the hose clamp around so you can compress all three of the tabs on the retaining clip at once, and then pull the cable out the other side. The hose clamp should slide off as you pull the cable out. The nub on the new cable is more then likely going to be to long so you will need to shorten it. If you have any more questions just ask.
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