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Adjust Parking Brake Cable Service

How much does a Adjust Parking Brake Cable cost?

On average, the cost for a BMW 2800 Adjust Parking Brake Cable is $95 with $0 for parts and $95 for labor. Prices may vary depending on your location.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
1970 BMW 2800L6-2.8LService typeAdjust Parking Brake CableEstimate$114.99Shop/Dealer Price$132.49 - $145.62
1973 BMW 2800L6-2.8LService typeAdjust Parking Brake CableEstimate$94.99Shop/Dealer Price$112.52 - $125.67
1968 BMW 2800L6-2.8LService typeAdjust Parking Brake CableEstimate$94.99Shop/Dealer Price$112.52 - $125.67
1971 BMW 2800L6-2.8LService typeAdjust Parking Brake CableEstimate$94.99Shop/Dealer Price$112.48 - $125.60
1974 BMW 2800L6-2.8LService typeAdjust Parking Brake CableEstimate$94.99Shop/Dealer Price$112.55 - $125.72
1969 BMW 2800L6-2.8LService typeAdjust Parking Brake CableEstimate$94.99Shop/Dealer Price$112.52 - $125.67
1972 BMW 2800L6-2.8LService typeAdjust Parking Brake CableEstimate$99.99Shop/Dealer Price$117.28 - $130.25
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What is the parking brake cable all about?

The parking brake (also known as emergency brake) cable is a steel cable that is very thin. It connects the parking brake lever to the parking brake shoes. When you activate the parking brake, the cable pulls on the parking brake shoes, which causes them to clamp onto the brake drum or rotor. If the parking brake cable gets too much slack, the parking brake won’t work, and the cable will need to be adjusted.

Keep in mind:

  • After adjusting the parking brake cable, the parking brake should always be tested.
  • When the parking cable is adjusted it should be inspected to see if it needs to be replaced.

How it's done:

  • Adjust parking brake cable
  • Check the parking brake

Our recommendation:

The brake system is the most important part of your vehicle, but sometimes the parking brake is overlooked. Your parking brake cable should be inspected during all maintenance and servicing. If you ever notice that your vehicle’s parking break isn’t working effectively or at all, then you should schedule an inspection immediately.

What are the common symptoms indicating you need to adjust the parking brake cable?

  • Parking brake does not work
  • Parking brake lever is easy to push

How important is this service?

Your parking brake shoes are connected to the parking brake lever by the parking brake cable. When you deploy the parking brake lever, the parking brake cable is pulled taut. This pulls on the parking brake shoes, and causes them to clamp on the rear brake drums or rotors. This clamping causing keeps your wheels from being able to move, and secures your car when it is parked. If the parking brake cable becomes too loose, then the tension created by pulling the parking brake lever isn’t enough to move the parking brake shoes. As a result, when you pull the parking brake lever, the parking brake will not work effectively.

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Larry

18 years of experience
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Larry
18 years of experience
BMW 540i V8-4.0L - Adjust Parking Brake Cable - Richmond, Virginia
Larry is a very nice person and a professional mechanic. We had problems during the process but he did a very good job fixing it. I will book for Larry again.

Jay

23 years of experience
155 reviews
Jay
23 years of experience
BMW 545i V8-4.4L - Adjust Parking Brake Cable - Buffalo Grove, Illinois
I was hopeful he would be able to adjust parking brake but was unable to do so due to a locked up star adjusting nut. Will have to get towed to a shop to have fixed.

Joseph

27 years of experience
578 reviews
Joseph
27 years of experience
BMW 528i L6-2.8L - Serpentine/Drive Belt - Houston, Texas
Joseph arrived 30 minutes before my appointment and was finished way before 3. Joseph is funny, hardworking, and amazing mechanic. My car drives better and I will definetely be relying in Joseph for my mechanical problems from now on.

Tim

15 years of experience
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Tim
15 years of experience
BMW 335i xDrive L6-3.0L Turbo - Engine is misfiring - Battle Ground, Washington
This was the first time I have had a mechanic to my house and the experience was excellent. Tim explained what he saw and what he was doing, he had a way of talking at my level of experience without the typical condescending tone you can get from someone smarter than yourself. I also did not feel that he was trying to upsell me on services I didn't need. Great experience and I will definitely be calling Tim back to work on the rest of my fleet.

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