This is my first project car and I need some help from the pros and offical Fiero fans. The problem is that my E-brake cable will not pull out to connect to the required spot. To my knowledge the cable is in good condition and connected to the rest of the car properly. The only problem is the it will not pull out in any way. I have tryed WD40 and pliers but the cable wont buge. I know there is already a section on E-brake Cable Adjustment, but either I cant make sense of it or it doesn't pertain to my issue. Also the repair manual just says to re-conect the cable to the handle. So any help is appreciated. Thanks in advance
If I understand correctly you're talking about the front cable, the one connected to the e-brake handle. Maybe it's on. If the handle comes up easily and the other end of the cable doesn't move your e-brakes are on - or would be if they were connected. To release pull the handle up and push down on the release button. Then move the handle down.
If the cable is bad, here's a trick to replacing it: Undo the cable at the handle end, attach it to the new cable, and pull the other end. Much easier than taking the seat belt and pillar molding off and trying to push the cable through the grommet.
The equalizer is at the back of the car, it is the point where the actuator cable attaches to the caliper cables. Pre-88 is located behind and under the rear cradle, 88 is located inside the front cross member of the rear cradle.
I just replaced all my e brake cables. Your front cable must be in the on position. Lift the brake handle up. Hold the release button down, lower the handle, while someone else pulls on the cable in back of the car. It should pull right out to it's off position. It won't release by just pressing the release button and lowering the handle.