Disconnect handbrake cable from caliper

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John Cousins
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Disconnect handbrake cable from caliper

I'm sure this is a very basic question but...

I am replacing the rear calipers on my 2005 Roadsport. How do I disconnect the handbrake cable from the calipers? 

Thanks...

John Cousins
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Is it a case of slackening the adjuster knurled nut near the diff on the nearside? 

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Yes. Keep slackening until you can unhook the cable. Unscrew the outer white nut away from the inner one then you can spin them both by hand
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Thanks - I've loosened them quite a bit but not yet enough as still can't unhook the cable. Will try again after a cup of tea....

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It can be quite difficult, some people disconnect the cable completely. I am lazy and lever it off with a screwdriver.
 

 

 

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Knurled wheels unwound almost back to the factory - gentle easing with a screwdriver to get more inner cable and nearside cable disconnected. Offside next same method hopefully.....

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Once you've got one end of the cable out, the other side will be a doddle.

JV

John Cousins
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You're right John it was much simpler!

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Now you have to get it back on Smash

 

 

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Caution!  When it's all back together don't pull the handbrake until the system has been bled and the pads are up against the discs.

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Indeed .... Operate the foot brake hard a few times to actuate the self adjusters in each caliper. Only then adjust the handbrake.