Mazda 323/626/929/GLC/MX-6/RX-7 1978-1989

Cables

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1 and 2

  1. Remove the brake lever covers (or console if applicable).
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  3. Remove the adjusting screw from the cable at the parking brake lever.
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  5. Raise the car and support it safely.
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  7. Working underneath the car, unhook the tension spring at the front of the cable.
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  9. Remove the cotter pins and remove the link pins attaching the rear ends of the cable to the rear brake half cables.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Common parking brake cable configuration-RX-7 shown, others similar



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Fig. Fig. 2: Use a pair of wrenches to turn the cable adjusting nuts

  1. Remove the cable.
  2.  

To install:
  1. Route and attach the new cable(s). Install the link pins with new cotter pins.
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  3. Fasten the tension spring at the front of the cable.
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Turn the adjusting nuts so that the equalizer is at a 90 degree angle to the front parking brake cable.

  1. Lower the vehicle, then install the cable adjusting screw at the brake lever.
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  3. Adjust the brake lever stroke as described below, then install the lever covers or console.
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