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Old 07-29-2012, 04:41 PM   #1
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Question E brake spring

What's the easiest way to hook up the spring on the back of the backing plate, the one that hooks to the e brake arm? Thanks Pete
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Old 07-29-2012, 04:45 PM   #2
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none that i know of . just persistance !
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Old 07-29-2012, 05:17 PM   #3
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Patience and a few choice words.
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Old 07-29-2012, 05:22 PM   #4
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do a search on this site "e brake spring"
scroll down about 8 posts to:
"Emergency Brake Springs. How do you install?"
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Old 07-29-2012, 09:24 PM   #5
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BashawT did that and still didn't get them on. Pete
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Old 07-29-2012, 09:49 PM   #6
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Thanks mag read your tips and I will give it a try, thanks again Pete
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Old 07-29-2012, 10:38 PM   #7
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That is not an easy one. I have done it a few dozen times and I always manage to scratch up my freshly painted backing plates, I guess there is a lesson there!

I use a modified (head ground down) brake tool used on regular drum brakes. It kind of looks like a double ended screwdriver. One end removes springs and the other has a little scoop in it that I use to grab the end of the brake spring. I use it to wind the spring around to get the "hook" in place.

This and a lot of patients usually gets the job done.

Good Luck with your brakes,

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