parking brake threaded rod on 90q20v

Huw Powell audi at
Wed Sep 5 16:20:18 EDT 2001

> The parking brake cables mount on a little triangular metal piece under
> the car, and this piece is pulled forward by a threaded rod, which is
> attached to the ebrake handle.
> The last time I replaced cables, the rod broke due to rust, but I was
> able to clean the threads and get another nut on there.  Now, with new
> brake pads, the rod is not long enough, so I have to get a new one.
> My question is this - how does the rod attach to the ebrake handle and
> how do you gain access to it, from above or below?
> Appreciate some been there done that on this.

I did this job on my 82 coupe, the rod was riveted to the handle
mechanism, "access" was from above.  The rivet and rod were still
available via the dealer.

The wrecked 90Q looks to have a similar but more complicated setup,
again, access from above.  The rivet is longer and thinner, might be
replaceable with an appropriate bolt and lock nut.

Huw Powell

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