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Handbrake Cable

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Six6siX, 24 Jan 2006.

  1. Six6siX

    Mobster

    Joined: 25 Nov 2004

    Posts: 4,769

    Location: Hertfordshire

    Well, I was a little over enthuastic with my handbrake and i think i managed to snap the cable :( *lever goes floppy and loud snap heard*

    Its not really a DIY job for me as I understand you need to get under the car etc. and i dont have the facilities.

    So, what sorta price should I be looking at for cable+fitting? Went to one place and got £70 quote :eek:
     
  2. Burnsy2023

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 17 Nov 2003

    Posts: 36,521

    Location: Southampton, UK

    Thats not bad. I had to renew my handbrake cables recently, its not a bad job actually. The cables were about £40 and £30 for labour is about right.

    Burnsy
     
  3. Simian

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 19 Oct 2002

    Posts: 8,117

    Location: Swindoniantown

    That probably about rite!... Most of that will be Labour!... The cable is probly only about £25-30!...

    Soz Mate...
     
  4. moss

    Soldato

    Joined: 1 Nov 2002

    Posts: 6,487

    Location: South Shields

    What car is it for?
     
  5. Bear

    Capodecina

    Joined: 24 Oct 2002

    Posts: 12,593

    Location: Bucks and Edinburgh

    Im in the process of doing a 300ZX rear brake conversion on my car and the R33 GTST handbrake cable I needed is supposed to be over £150 :eek: Luckily I got one off a breaker
     
  6. Six6siX

    Mobster

    Joined: 25 Nov 2004

    Posts: 4,769

    Location: Hertfordshire

    Cheers for the replies people, sorry forgot to say car is a 306 DTurbo Phase 1.

    £70 seems ok then? Right, I might as well get it sorted, sooner rather than later. :D