I bought new pads to replace the rear brakes. I took the left rear wheel off and removed the caliper piston bolt. Now I can't get the caliper to swing out because the e-brake cable is hitting the bottom of the strut. How do I get around this?
There a holder for the brake line on the strut. it has a T holder on the piece. this is on the back of the strut. use a screw driver to pull or push it off and then the line should be removed with ease.
When you do get it off, make sure the swivel arm for the hand brake is easy to move. If its stiff then work it loose with some PB Blaster or equiv. Also, spray some silicone lube on it when putting it back on so it doesn't freeze down the road later. Just some preventative maintenance
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