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Just got my rear brakes done on the 99 Escort ZX2. They were in pretty bad shape. The drums were worn past minimum. The wheel cylinders were leaking. I already had the shoes and just happened to buy a couple of wheel cylinders not too long ago. So that was a bonus. They got me some new drums. He got everything put back together but told me that the cables need to be replaced because they are rusty on the inside and not releasing properly. So I am looking for some.

Seems like some Dorman and Raybestos cables available on Ebay. I also found a genuine Ford F7CZ2A635AD, but I have no idea if that is for one side or the other. I can always contact the seller. Is there anywhere that you can look up the genuine Ford part numbers. I do tend to like to buy those instead of aftermarket if they are available. I am thinking that the small front cable is probably still OK.

Thoughts?

Well I kind of answered my own question. Just found that particular part at Ford Parts Giant and it is the drivers side cable. Still looking for the passenger side cable.
 

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I am still considering going to a disc brake conversion on this car since I really do not like drum brakes at all. I would be using that adapter that is available and then just having to get rotors, pads, parking brake shoes and yes I would need different parking brake cables as well. Still just mulling that one over.

But you know, for the amount of money that I spent at the mechanic today (over $500) I probably could have gotten that conversion done already. I feel like the sooner that I could do that conversion the better. A whole lot less hassles maintenance wise.
 

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Looks like I also just found the cable for the other side... F7CZ2A635AC. For $20. Woohoo...

Nope. It appears that one is for models with rear disc brakes. Crap. Now I am not sure about the other one either. I may just have to go with the Dorman ones...

OK, it looks like the ones for the drum brakes just end in BC and BD as opposed to AC and AD.
 
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