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I'm going to be replacing a few front end parts tomorrow and I might attempt to replace the rear handbrake cables. Is that a hard job to tackle? Autozone's guide says you have to remove the rear section of the exhaust. Really, just to to replace the cables?
 

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Not sure what model your Escort is, but I replaced both the e-brake cables on my '88 with out having to remove anything but the rear wheel/drums and the cables. Best thing to do is take a good look at it and make your own diagnosis before starting. Lots of times repair manuals will stick in unnecessary steps for making repairs.
 

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I didn't remove the exhaust when I did mine on my 97 wagon but I replaced the flex pipe at the same time so the exhaust was disconnected from the cat. You may be able to do it by just undoing the exhaust hangers to get the pipe to drop down enough. There is a heat shield in the way that you need to remove. The correct way to remove this is to remove the exhaust first but I just unbolted it and then bend it to slip it out. Then you can get to what you need to get to.
 

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yes, all you have to do is loosen the hangers from the exhaust. if they dont want to go out easy just spray with wd40. make sure the hand brake is not engaged. and once you remove the heat shield directly under the hand brake area you will see how to take it off. good luck and have fun.
 
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