How do I replace the emergency brake cable on my 1985.5 Nissan 720 pickup?

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Asked by Sep 04, 2015 at 10:33 AM about the 1986 Nissan Pickup

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 1985.5 Nissan 720 pickup and when I engage the emergency brake I
can return the pull handle to the normal position that should release the cable
but I have to go underneath the truck and actually pull on the cable to get it to
release so I can go forward.  Reverse isn't a problem.  Do I need to replace the
cable to will a simple adjustment do?

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May just need adjustment remove rear drums and check the emergency brake cable connecting to brake shoes and check to make sure the self adjuster is not seized up. Clean , lubricant , and adjust as needed. When putting drums back on adjust self adjuster making sure brake shoes have a slight drag against drums.

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