Recommendation for getting handbrake cables replaced in Surrey

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Recommendation for getting handbrake cables replaced in Surrey

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Can anyone recommend a good place to get the handbrake cables replaced on my PFL MR2 Mk3? Driver's side is definitely seized so that side of the handbrake was not working at all. I'd rather go to someone who has experience of replacing these cables, as it seems (from watching YouTube videos) to be a rather complicated task.



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Re: Recommendation for getting handbrake cables replaced in Surrey

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To be honest its not as hard as it looks , I did the near side recently and you dont need to drop the tank completely , I left the filler pipe connected , supported the tank on a scissor jack and lowered it for access . I think the offside would be easier. cable was about £50 from euros and took me about 2 hours all in. with a ramp would be so much easier.

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Re: Recommendation for getting handbrake cables replaced in Surrey

Post by steve c »

I would agree with MRHAPPY62 i.e. it's do-able without too much drama, although it took me a bit longer.

Mine was the offside, which I did back in September. Again as above, I supported the tank with a scissor jack and lowered that side to access the cable route. It means removing the storage lockers behind the seats to access and disconnect the fuel line fittings at the tank top before lowering.

To remove the centre console over the handbrake and adjusters, the rear screws of the console are accessable by moving the seats forward. The front screws I used a cross head bit with a suitable ratchet spanner which just fits in place between the seats and the console (save removing the seats)

My replacement cable was from 'carpartsinmotion' on ebay, part number ADT346300 by Blue print. Price was £34.78 and was an exact replica of the original
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