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Land Rover Repair/parking brake cable removal


I'm working on a wheel bearing on a 2008 land rover LR2 HSE and I am trying to get the RR brake cable off most vehicles that i have worked on usually have a clip or bracket holding cable in but i dont see anything to remove tha cable i have used penatrating oil on it and i have tried tapping on it to break any rust free it doesnt seem to want to come out what am i doing wrong or what am i missing ?  thanks for your help in advance

We often find that the cables are rusted in place, and you have to cut them out.  When you do, the $900 electronic park brake control has to be replaced, and you will need access to a Land Rover test system to calibrate the electronic parking brake when done

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John Elder Robison


I own J E Robison Service in Springfield, MA. We are Bosch Car Service for Land Rover, BMW, Mercedes, and other European lines. I can answer most questions about Land Rover service or repair. I'm known as a car enthusiast, machine aficianado, photographer, writer, and speaker. I've been around Land Rovers and British cars most of my life. Visit me at my car business, or my author website, Check out my autism and writing blog at or my photos on John Elder Robison


I have been a Land Rover service manager since Land Rover returned to North America in 1987. My company is a four-star Bosch Car Service facility, known nationwide for Land Rover service, overhaul, customization, and restoration. In addition to Land Rover our company services BMW, Jaguar, Mercedes-Benz, Rolls_Royce, and Bentley motorcars. We have factory-plus-level service capability for all makes. Visit my company online at > service > land rover Also visit my blog at


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