1 Firmly chock the front wheels, slacken the relevant rear roadwheel bolts, then jack up the rear of the vehicle and support it on axle stands (see Jacking and vehicle support). Remove the rear wheel.
2 Ensure the handbrake is completely released then, on drum brake models, remove the relevant brake drum (see Section 10).
3 On drum brake models, remove the brake shoes and disconnect the cable from the lever on the shoe (see Section 11). Squeeze together the tangs of the retaining clip and pull the cable through the backing plate (see illustration).
4 On rear disc brake models, disconnect the cable at the caliper end by removing the pin clip then pulling out the hole pin while pushing the handbrake crank. Remove the outer cable retaining clip and remove the cable.
19.3 Squeeze together the tangs of the retaining clip (arrowed) and pull the cable from the backplate
5 Unbolt the cable clamp near the forward end of the suspension rod.
6 Unbolt the cable clamp from the floorpan, just to the left of the centre tunnel (see illustration).
7 Remove the exhaust pipe and catalytic converter heat shields (see Chapter 4A).
8 Unclamp the cable from the rear retaining bracket, pull the nylon bushing out of the front bracket and disconnect the cable from the equaliser (see illustration).
9 Refitting is a reversal of the removal procedure, adjusting the handbrake as described in Section 17.
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