Community Q&A Question: Just a few inches short.

Asking About: Mustang Rear Parking Brake Cable for Rear Disc Brakes (79-92)


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Just a few inches short.

I tried installing these cables on my 91 GT; already has a disc brake and 5-lug conversion. The end that clips into the caliper was an inch or two too short with the other end of the sheath clipped into the body. I'm pretty sure I had it routed as logically as possible. Is there an alternate cable I should use?
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The reason they did not fit is because they are made in China. I reproduce this cable and it's made right here in the USA. It comes with a lifetime warranty. In addition, it's less expensive....especially when you consider the harm it does to your own economy when you send our money to another economy. At this time, i see these cables are on backorder. I offered management at Latemodel to stock my USA supporting cables and they instead decided to use Chinese labor and resources. - Kevin last year

The reason they did not fit is because they are made in China. I reproduce this cable and it's made right here in the USA. It comes with a lifetime warranty. In addition, it's less expensive....especially when you consider the harm it does to your own economy when you send our money to another economy. At this time, i see these cables are on backorder. I offered management at Latemodel to stock my USA supporting cables and they instead decided to use Chinese labor and resources. - Kevin last year
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You'll need to loosen the e brake assembly inside the car to allow for more cable at the caliper end. These are a tight fit, but will work. There is an adjustment nut, more than likely will have to take a piece of your center console off to access this nut. With it backed off more, you'll get the cable in easily and then have to tighten it back down.
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My problem isn't with the actual connection of the handle to the caliper, its from the point on the sheath that clips on the frame of the car to the end that is retained by an e-clip, that length is short by just a few inches and I can't secure it to the caliper. - Andreas last year

So you're saying the sheath itself is too short, not the cable? The sheath should clip onto your caliper on the bottom side of your axle. If that mounting point is correct, then there is an issue with how the cable is routed. Provided your calipers e brake hook up is in the correct spot, this will fit perfectly if it's routed properly. Do you know off hand what parts were used for your 5 lug conversion? Can you verify your cable mount on your caliper is located below the axle center line? - Brooks last year

Exactly. I don't know what parts were used for the conversion, I'm the fifth owner, but I can say the cable mount is located below the axle - Andreas last year
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