Fig. 2: View of the rear brake cable mounting assembly
Raise the vehicle and remove the wheel and brake drum.
Relieve the parking brake cable tension as outlined under cable adjustments.
Disconnect the left rear cable from the front cable. For the right rear cable,
disconnect it from the cable equalizer and rear guide bracket.
Use a 9⁄16 in.
(14mm) wrench and compress the prongs that retain the cable housing to the
frame bracket, and pull the cable and housing out of the bracket.
Working on the wheel side, use a 9⁄16 in.
(14mm) wrench and compress the prongs on the cable retainer so they can pass
through the hole in the brake backing plate. Draw the cable retainer out of
With the spring tension off the parking brake lever, lift the cable out
of the slot in the lever, and remove the cable through the brake backing plate
Route the right cable behind the right shock and through the hole in the
left frame side rail. Route the left cable inboard of the leaf spring. Pull
the cable through the brake backing plate until the end of the cable is inserted
over the slot in the parking brake lever. Pull the excess slack from the cable
and insert the cable housing into the brake backing plate access hole until
the retainer prongs expand.
Insert the front of the cable housing through the frame crossmember bracket
until the prong expands. Insert the ball end of the cable into the key hole
slots on the equalizer, rotate the equalizer 90°and recouple the Tension
Limiter threaded rod to the equalizer.
Install the rear brake drum and wheel, and adjust the rear brake shoes.
Release the cable tension as outlined under cable adjustments.
Rotate both rear wheels to be sure that the parking brakes are not dragging.
Lower the vehicle and tighten the wheel lug nuts to 100 ft. lbs. (135 Nm).