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    Ram B1500, B2500, B3500, 1999-2003

    Cables

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    Removal & Installation



    1. Remove the knee bolster.
    2.  
    3. Release the parking brake.
    4.  
    5. Raise the vehicle.
    6.  
    7. Loosen the tensioner nut to create slack in the front and intermediate cables.
    8.  
    9. Disengage the front cable from the extension cable connector.
    10.  
    11. Lower the vehicle.
    12.  
    13. Roll back the carpet and loosen the cable grommet and retainer. Then pull the cable through the floorpan grommet.
    14.  
    15. Disengage the cable from the arm on the foot pedal assembly.
    16.  

    To install:

    1. Insert cable through the floorpan grommet and connect to pedal assembly arm.
    2.  
    3. Hook cable T-connector in arm on pedal assembly.
    4.  
    5. Secure floorpan grommet/seal and cable retainer.
    6.  
    7. Realign carpet and install knee bolster.
    8.  
    9. Engage front cable and extension cable in cable connectors. Make sure right rear cable is secured in tensioner connector.
    10.  
    11. Adjust the cable as outlined in that section.
    12.  



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    Fig. Extension-to-front cable attachments-97-99 Ram



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    Fig. Cable grommet in floorpan-97-99 Ram

    1. Raise and support the vehicle safely.
    2.  
    3. Loosen the adjusting nut to provide slack in the cable.
    4.  
    5. Remove the front cable from the connector.
    6.  
    7. Compress the cable end fitting at underbody bracket and remove the cable from the bracket.
    8.  
    9. Lower the vehicle.
    10.  
    11. Push the ball end of the cable out of the pedal clevis with a small screwdriver.
    12.  
    13. Compress the cable end fitting at the pedal bracket and remove the cable.
    14.  
    15. Remove the left cowl trim and sill plate.
    16.  
    17. Pull up the carpet and remove the cable from the body clip.
    18.  
    19. Pull up on the cable and remove it with the body grommet.
    20.  

    To install:

    1. From inside the vehicle, insert the cable end fitting into the hole in pedal assembly.
    2.  
    3. Seat the cable retainer in the pedal assembly.
    4.  
    5. Engage the cable ball end in the clevis on pedal assembly.
    6.  
    7. Route the cable along the top of the wheelwell and clip in place.
    8.  
    9. Route cable through the floorpan and install the body grommet.
    10.  
    11. Replace the carpet and left cowl trim and sill plate.
    12.  
    13. Raise the vehicle.
    14.  
    15. Route the cable through the underbody bracket and seat the cable housing retainer in bracket.
    16.  
    17. Connect the cable-to-cable connector.
    18.  
    19. Adjust the cable as outlined in that section.
    20.  



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    Fig. Cable attachment at foot pedal-Ram

    1. Raise the vehicle and remove the rear wheels and brake drums.
    2.  
    3. Remove the secondary brake shoe and disconnect the cable from the parking brake lever.
    4.  
    5. Compress the rear cable retainer with hose clamp or pliers and pull the cable out of the support plate.
    6.  
    7. Remove one or both cables reaction bracket on left rear frame rail.
    8.  
    9. Disengage the rear cable from the tensioner.
    10.  
    11. Compress the cable retainer with hose clamp or pliers and slide the cable out of the bracket.
    12.  

    To install:

    1. Route the new cable to the rear brake support plate.
    2.  
    3. Insert the cable through the support plate, seat cable retainers and attach cable to parking brake lever on the secondary brake shoe.
    4.  
    5. Install the brake shoe assembly.
    6.  
    7. Seat cable in body clips, reaction bracket and frame bracket.
    8.  
    9. Connect the cable to the tensioner.
    10.  
    11. Adjust the cable.
    12.  
    13. The remainder of the procedure is the reverse of removal.
    14.  



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    Fig. Cable and tensioner attachment-1997-99 Ram, 2000 Ram 1500



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    Fig. On most Ram models, the parking brake lever is behind the secondary brake shoe

    1. Raise and support the vehicle.
    2.  
    3. Loosen the cable adjuster nut.
    4.  
    5. Remove the rear cables from the cable tensioner bracket.
    6.  
    7. Remove the right rear cable O-ring. Then pull the cable through the frame bracket.
    8.  
    9. Pull the right rear cable through the brake hose bracket and remove the cable retainers from the axle.
    10.  
    11. Remove the rear wheels and brake drums.
    12.  
    13. Disconnect each cable from the park brake lever.
    14.  
    15. Remove the cable guide spring.
    16.  
    17. Compress the cable tabs on each cable end fitting at the brake support plate.
    18.  
    19. Remove the cables from the brake support plates.
    20.  

    To install:

    1. Install the cable guide spring and brake drums.
    2.  
    3. First, pull back on the cable, and then push the cable through the brake support plate hole, to engage the cable in the parking brake lever. Pull on the cable end to ensure it is attached to the parking brake lever.
    4.  
    5. Push each cable housing through the brake support plate hole until the cable end fitting tabs lock into place. Pull to make sure.
    6.  
    7. Install the right cable retainers on the axle. Then push the right cable through the hole in the brake hose bracket.
    8.  
    9. Push both cables through the frame bracket. Push the left cable until the cable end fitting tabs lock into place. Install the O-ring on the right cable.
    10.  


    NOTE
    The right cable must be installed in the top hole of the bracket and the left cable in the bottom hole.

    1. Install the cables onto the cable tensioner bracket and install the cables into the cable connectors.
    2.  
    3. Adjust the parking brake. The remainder of the procedure is the reverse of removal.
    4.  



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    Fig. Cables and tensioner-2000 Ram 2500/3500: adjuster nut (1), tensioner (2), cable connector (3), adjuster mark (1/4 in.), rear cables (5)

     
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