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Old 11-14-2013, 01:33 PM   #1
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Rear Drum question

I'm doing my rear brakes on my 2002 ford focus zx3. Only problem is I have something wrong with the emergency brake cable(?) I'm not entirely sure, but my question is this:

Can you drive a car with rear drums without connecting the emergency brake cable when assembling the drums?

The e brake cable is seized up somewhere and it's pushing the shoes out and the drums can't clear the shoes. So what do I do?

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To keep it legit you should try and free up the cables or replace them if the need be. Now in saying that you can run the rear drums without hooking up the e-brake cables. Make sure if you do this that you remember to tuck the ends up out of the way with zip ties or bailing wire until you can fix the e-brake cables.
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