RTH: E brake lock nut won’t come loose (1 Viewer)

StaticTorque

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Currently trying to adjust the ebrake travel in my LC. Already taken care of the adjustment on the shoes and the bellcrank. Following the FSM it says to loosen the lock nut. But when I try to do so, the cable and everything just turn with it.

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Use two wrenches. The bottom wrench will hold the lower nut and keep the whole cable from spinning while the top wrench loosens the lock nut. Failing that, get a pair of vice grips and using the lowest clamping force necessary to keep things from spinning, grab the threaded rod and then loosen the nuts. It will damage the threads a bit, but you can clean it up later with a thread chaser should the need arise.
 

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