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Old 10-04-2009, 06:31 PM
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parking break cable

so just a lil info I found out the hard way. I thought it could be of help to someone else down the road maybe. I went to get my truck inspected and the parking break cable snapped when they tested it. typical right? they hardly get used and they break when you do use them.

so I went to the parts store ordered up a new front cable I figured it would be quick and easy. after having to order the part and wait for it. It turned out that the part they showed for my 97 was the wrong one. I tried 2 different stores and the dealership. all were giving me the wrong part. The simple fix was turning in to a pain in the a** The cable they said was suppose to fit wasn't even close it was about 4 times to long. So just for fun I had the parts store look up a front parking break cable for a 96 ford F250 HD. Low and behold the part I needed comes up. Identical to what I had in my truck


hope this may save someone else all the aggravation I had to go threw trying to get the right part.
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Old 10-04-2009, 06:38 PM
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Thanks for sharing that. I have learned to always get parts for a '96 no matter what I need. You can tell 'em a '97 and you are gonna get the wrong parts.
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Old 10-04-2009, 09:38 PM
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Gotta tell 'em your truck is over 8500lb GVW. Even in the OBS days, there was a F250 LD with a 6600lb GVW.
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Old 10-05-2009, 01:14 PM
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i did tell them that. it still got the wrong parts.
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Old 10-05-2009, 06:10 PM
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Some Parts guys...
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Old 10-05-2009, 08:50 PM
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LOL I feel for ya pardner. I got a wheel alignment once and they used the light duty specs. I never ask for parts without having the part numbers ahead of time anymore.
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Old 10-06-2009, 07:46 PM
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What I have found out is that the computers tend to be wrong on 97's, I think this is because the F150 changed body styles that year, so when I order I ask them to check to see if they are the same part number.
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Old 10-06-2009, 07:55 PM
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Been there done that but that happened with my pillar pod. They couldn't find the correct cable for mine and now I just dont have the money but I use 96 when using online searches also.
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