GT350 Rear Caliper Removal

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    I'm trying to swap my calipers today and the first thing I run into is the parking brake cable for the drum inside the rear rotor. Does anyone have a good tip on how to remove the cable so you can access the caliper bolt? Nothing is ever as easy as you think it's going to be. ::)

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    Re: GT350 Rear Caliper Removel

    Upon further inspection I need to compress the return spring and once the tension is off the lever you can slide the cable catch over the lever. Any tips on compressing that spring? Not a lot of room back there.
     
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    Re: GT350 Rear Caliper Removel

    Did you try pulling the cable housing straight back, first photo?

    The housing likely seats in the bracket. When retracted, the housing should be free and the cable will they slide through the slot in the bracket. Once free there should be enough slack to remove cable from e-brake lever.

    Or not. :eek:

    Good luck
     
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    Re: GT350 Rear Caliper Removel

    I didn't get it but I did try that. There's just not a lot of room in there. Anyway I'll try again later. The manual states to just pull on it but that didn't work for me. I did get the front calipers installed thought.
     
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    Re: GT350 Rear Caliper Removel

    I think Tracy's suggestion got you covered. You probably need to pull up a bit as you pull it out. (That's what she said). ;D

    Doesn't even look like it has a retainer clip to remove like on the S197s. Hard to tell in your pic.
     
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    Re: GT350 Rear Caliper Removel

    This is from 8250RPM

    "To remove the parking cable it's best done from under the car above the drive shaft. You will see the adjusting nut. It's 10mm. Back this off until the tension is off the cable. Then the cable end at the caliper will come off easy."

    I didn't see this in the service manual I have but I'll look for this.
     
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    Re: GT350 Rear Caliper Removel

    The cable adjuster is up under the car. I bought this spring compressors and will use it the next time I remove the calipers.

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    Re: GT350 Rear Caliper Removel

    What was the key to removing it?
     
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    Re: GT350 Rear Caliper Removel

    Have your dealer do it? ;D You need to loosen the parking brake adjuster and mark the nut so you know where to tighten it back to.
     
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    Re: GT350 Rear Caliper Removel

    Yep, and dont be shy loosening it, I ended up backing it off almost an inch. Of course this was after 2-3 attempts with a lesser amount of tension 8).

    A ratcheting box wrench and a pair of long nose pliers are useful to hold the cable in place as you unwind the nut. I ended up adding a bit more tension in the line than how it a
     
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    Re: GT350 Rear Caliper Removel

    I must be blind... I installed new rear pads on my '17 yesterday and looked to find the cable adjuster that's been spoken of and could not. I followed the wheel cables up to the splitter bracket (located quite inconveniently above the exhaust X pipe), but could not see or feel any adjustment mechanism. The single cable then goes up through the body pan and also has no adjuster that I could see. What did I miss???

    Thanks in advance!
     
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    It's up there. TMO member @Tob has a photo of it somewhere.
     
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    I just reinstalled my OEM pads/rotors after first track day and I decided to try without loosening the cable. I used a tack lifter (a bent/forked screwdriver) to lever the cable seat up and slide the bare cable through the slot on the bracket. It's exactly the same principle as the cable brakes on a bike (to remove the cable fro the brake lever) 11TL-1-1.jpg
     
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    GT350 rear Brake caliper removal.

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    Tools needed to remove E-brake cable
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    Very helpful photos, thanks for posting!
     
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    E-brake tools
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    OTC 6722 Brake Spring Locking Pliers

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    Parking brake cable remover
     
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