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    Parking Brake cable are there replacements?

    Hi all, forgive me if the parking brake cable is the same on 2wd LE vans and I am posting in the wrong place.

    I believe I snapped the cable running from the E-brake handle on my 1988 4x4 LE. I can pull the loose cable with my fingers from were it attaches to the e-brake handle. I looked at Rockauto and they have the left and right cable assemblies, but I believe these are not what I am looking for.

    Can anyone comment on a resource for replacement? Is this a salvage yard situation?

    Thanks!

    Ian

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    Re: Parking Brake cable are there replacements?

    Hi Ian!
    The front cable is the same for 2wd and 4wd, the rear cables are not. When I broke mine a few years ago it was not available anywhere and there were no vans in any of the reasonably local yards. I did however find a few places online that could custom make a replacement if I sent them a sample. I belive the scenario involved reusing the outer housing if necessary and replacing the cable within it along with new ends. I ended up procrastinating long enough that a van showed up in a local yard so I didn't have to go that route but it is an option. Good luck!

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    Re: Parking Brake cable are there replacements?

    Thanks for the reply! Just googled custom brake cables and some good options. I will call them tomorrow and check back in.

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    Re: Parking Brake cable are there replacements?

    No luck yet, I have called a few custom build places. They all have said that the fittings differ greatly between Toyotas (early Toyota trucks ect) and it makes it difficult to produce one that works. Still passively looking when I have time. I will try and update if I find a solution. I still keep pulling the e brake out of habit.

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