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Wife was parking in the driveway when this happened:

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The other side looks right about ready to come out too.

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Is the emergency brake cable replaceable in a driveway?
 

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My assumption is that it is okay to drive, just needs to be parked flat.
I haven't had to replace mine, but yes, it's usually a driveway job. Shouldn't even have to remove the wheels.
 

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You probably have to remove the brake rotor to get to the ebrake drum inside.
 

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I did that on my '99 f250. Never fixed it. That truck was a 6 speed manual. Lol

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Was just curious if you never used it and it got rusty and snapped....or if it was used so much that it finally snapped.
That is a good question. We've only owned it the past 10K miles, so hard to tell without pulling it out. With that said, I'll take a good look at it after I take it out.
 

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That is a good question. We've only owned it the past 10K miles, so hard to tell without pulling it out. With that said, I'll take a good look at it after I take it out.
Looks like it corroded by the pics.
 

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You probably have to remove the brake rotor to get to the ebrake drum inside.
The cable hooks on to the actuator arm externally, but it wouldn't hurt to dive in and see what the shoes and hardware look like.
 

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Also looks like your axle seal is leaking or something close to that.
You may be onto something here.
At first I thought it was a shadow, but then I realized the last pic is the opposite side.
 

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It is oily, but nothing looks recent. No drips or anything. I didn't end up having the time or parts to do a brake job, so I'll take a look at the insides next time. Got the new cable in. Old one was unhappy. I'll cut down the pics and post them tomorrow.
 

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Old one just looks liked it pulled through. Probably happened once the cable snapped, and the force of the ebrake being put on ripped it right through the bracket.
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What looks like rubbing damage, probably from the tire.
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You can see some marks that look like burring on the right-hand side cable where the spring sits.
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You should tell the wife that it was caused by her pushing down on the e-brake pedal far too hard.

Make sure you should cut yourself while repairing it and let it bleed a little extra for 'effect'.

And complain how you are now really hurting when you are finished. And that she now owes you one (or three) for fixing it.

You may never get a chance like this again (except if she badly damages a vehicle one day ... but that WILL cost you).
 
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