North American Turbocoupe Organization



Brake help
Noname
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#1
Anyone know the procedure for removing and replacing the front parking brake cable on 87 TC. My hayes manual is junk.
Thanks guys

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88 TC Auto, 3" exhaust, with 3" flowmaster. Gutted Cat KN cone gillis boost custom spoiler
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87 TC 5spd, stock, Comming soon glasspacks, and a bleeder set at 18 psi
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Jeff K Offline
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#2
You mean the one that connects between the pedal and the equalizer, right? The manuals claim you can remove it without pulling the pedal assembly out, but that wont work if it is rusted / frozen, which is the only reason you would want to replace it anyway.

The pedal assy is held on by only 3 bolts, but they are a real PITA to get at. When I replaced my cable, it took me about an hour to get the petal assy out, and 1/2 hour to get it back in, and all this time was spent with my head stuck up under the dash. If I had to do it again, I would probably pull out the drivers seat (very easy.. under 5 min work) to give better access to under the dash. You will need a bunch of long extensions and universal joints to get at the bolts, and prepare to swear a lot.

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Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 20 psi, forced air intercooler, water injection, bypass valve, Ranger roller cam, subframes, etc., etc.. // 86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP nitrous, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.... // 91 Escort: Bone stock winter car // 00 Windstar (wifes vehicle)
Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 24 psi, forced air IC, water injection, BPV, Ranger cam, subframes, etc., etc.
86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP N2O, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.
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Michael Jordan Offline
Senior Member
#3
I have to replace the very same item but I'm not sure if the cable, housing and spring assembly needs to be replaced in its entirety. If that's the case, how is the cable assy. held in place in the wheel well when it comes through the firewall, or is it held in place with the ball end of the cable inside the car? I guess I'll find out when I get the part today, but would appreciate any input.

Thanks in advance.

MJ
1986 TC stock with full option package. K&N, DIY boost valve at 14 psi, Walbro 255.
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