Brake Cable


During a rear brake job, the emergency brake cables are disconnected from the brake linings.

  • This provides a good opportunity to lubricate the cables.
  • From the underside of the vehicle, pull the cables as far as possible.
  • Wipe them off and inspect them.
  • Apply clean grease to them and push them back into their sheaths.
  • Another way of lubricating a cable is to apply penetrating oil to its sheath (the metal cover that surrounds it).
  • Usually, you can only do this on the ends where the cable has no plastic insulating cover.