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The Shop => Question and Answer => Topic started by: Vince on February 19, 2013, 09:23:57 PM

Title: 1983 SX/4 E Brake Cable
Post by: Vince on February 19, 2013, 09:23:57 PM
All,
I am looking to fix the ebrake. The front cable is frozen up. On the auction site they list two different cables, and list them by length. Does anybody have a measurement on the the cable, and or is there a place to buy one specifically for the 83 SX/4.
Thanks as always for the help.
Title: Re: 1983 SX/4 E Brake Cable
Post by: AMC of Houston on February 19, 2013, 09:53:25 PM
79.5 inches.   Should be readily available from many aftermarket brands/sources.    Check Rock Auto; probably is cheaper there.
Title: Re: 1983 SX/4 E Brake Cable
Post by: Vince on February 19, 2013, 10:27:03 PM
79.5 inches.   Should be readily available from many aftermarket brands/sources.    Check Rock Auto; probably is cheaper there.

So this is how it is listed Inner Cable Length = 79-1/2" Outer Cable Length = 66-3/4",  22.95 + 9 for shipping, so this is what I need?
How much of a PITA is it to replace?
Title: Re: 1983 SX/4 E Brake Cable
Post by: carnuck on February 20, 2013, 12:51:48 AM
The clips holding the ends in are the toughest. I use a screw style gas line hose clamp to collapse them
Title: Re: 1983 SX/4 E Brake Cable
Post by: vangremlin on February 20, 2013, 08:49:27 AM
The clips holding the ends in are the toughest. I use a screw style gas line hose clamp to collapse them

That's a great tip. I've always dreaded that part of working on brakes.  Thanks.
Title: Re: 1983 SX/4 E Brake Cable
Post by: Vince on February 20, 2013, 06:35:32 PM
The clips holding the ends in are the toughest. I use a screw style gas line hose clamp to collapse them
Thanks carnuck, I will try that...
Title: Re: 1983 SX/4 E Brake Cable
Post by: Vince on March 12, 2013, 08:58:21 PM
Received new E-Brake cable. Used Carnuck's suggestion used the hose clamp. Removed and replaced the cable. Adjusted works great. Another task completed.......