Brake Cables

 Latest Brake Cables added to Range:

RW 26-671 NISSAN NP 200  2008-2012
RW 92-371 VW GOLF III, JETTA III   1994-1999
RW 33-145 FORD COURIER 3.4 4X4  1996-1997
RW 26-669 NISSAN NAVARA 4X4  2000-ON
RW 26-362  NISSAN 1 TONNER, HARBODY, SANI, PATROL – 4X4’S  1994-2008
HB 55-336 FORD/ MAZDA BANTAM / RUSTLER  1994-2002


Comprises a Front Hand Brake Cable and Rear Wheel Cables.

The parking brake cable operates mostly on the rear wheels, which have reduced traction while braking.

When the handbrake is applied, the brake cable passes through an intermediate lever (to increase the force of the pull); this force is then split evenly between the brakes by an equaliser. The entire Brake Cable system typically consists of  3 configurations:

  • One very long cable which extends from the brake lever, through an equalizer bracket to both the left and right wheels. This is denoted by RW R/L.
  • Two cables, one short cable from the lever to the equalizer (HB) and a separate longer cable to the rear wheels (RH), or a
  • Three part configuration with a separate short (front) hand brake cable (HB) and a longer cable to the Left Rear brake (RW LH) and another to the Right Rear brake (RW RH). Where the the Left and Right Cables are the same, this is indicated by R/L.

Typically, a mechanical lever is added to the existing disc or drum brakes on the car. In drum brakes, the handbrake cable runs directly to a lever on the brake shoes. In disc brakes an additional lever and corkscrew is added to the existing caliper piston. When the handbrake is pulled, the lever forces the corkscrew against the piston.