Dakota, 2001-2005

Cables

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Removal & Installation



Front Cable
  1. Raise and support the vehicle.
  2.  
  3. Loosen the cable adjusting nut.
  4.  
  5. Disengage the front cable from the rear or extension cable.
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  7. Remove the support cable from the front cable.
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  9. Lower the vehicle.
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  11. Remove the left kick panel.
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  13. Fold back the carpet and remove the cable grommet from the floorpan.
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  15. Engage the parking brake pedal and disconnect the cable from the pedal assembly.
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  17. Work the cable and housing assembly through the floor pan.
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To install:

  1. Reverse the removal procedure.
  2.  
  3. Adjust cable as outlined in that section.

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    Fig. To remove the cable, first loosen the adjusting nut



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    Fig. Then disengage the front cable from the rear or extension cable



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    Fig. Support cable and floorpan grommet

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Rear Cable
Disc Brakes
  1. Raise and support the vehicle.
  2.  
  3. Loosen the brake cable at the equalizer and adjuster nut.
  4.  
  5. Remove the rear cable from the front cable.
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  7. Remove the cable from the equalizer.
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  9. Remove the cable from the frame bracket.
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  11. Remove the cable from the axle bracket.
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  13. Remove the brake cable from the brake lever.

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    Fig. (1) Support plate-(2) Parking brake cable-(3) Brake lever

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To install:

  1. Install the brake cable to the brake lever.
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  3. Install the cable to the axle bracket.
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  5. Install the cable to the frame bracket.
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  7. Install the cable to the equalizer.
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  9. Install the cable to the front cable.
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  11. Adjust the brake cable at the equalizer using the adjuster nut.
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Drum Brakes
  1. Raise and support the vehicle.
  2.  
  3. Remove the rear wheels.
  4.  
  5. Loosen the tensioner adjuster nut.
  6.  
  7. Disconnect the right rear cable from the extension cable.
  8.  
  9. Remove the right cable from the frame clip and pull the cable housing through the left cable connector.
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  11. Remove the left cable connector from the left cable.
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  13. Pull both cables through the cable bracket.
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  15. Remove the right cable mounting retainers from the differential housing.
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  17. Remove the brake drums.
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  19. Disconnect each cable from the park brake lever.
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  21. Compress the tabs on the cable housing retainer at the brake support plate.
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  23. Remove the cables.
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To install:

  1. Push each cable housing through the brake support plate hole until the cable housing retainer tabs lock into place.
  2.  
  3. Pull back on the end of the cable. Then push the cable in to engage the cable in the park brake lever. Pull on the cable end to ensure it is attached.
  4.  
  5. Install the brake drums.
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  7. Install the cable mount retainers.
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  9. Push the cables housing through the cable bracket.
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  11. Install the left cable onto the cable connector.
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  13. Push the right cable housing through the left cable connector and connect the cable to the extension cable.
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  15. Install the wheels.
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  17. Adjust the parking brake.

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    Fig. Rear parking brake cable connectors

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