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    Just had a look and I think I can drift the outer out with a decent length of bar from above without dropping the subframe.
    Is the inner cable easy enough to slot out (though seized in outer) and slot in the new one?

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    I can post the much coveted tool to you. 1.40 each way first class large letter.
    Drives a Smart Cdi - 65 to 85 MPG

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    Of course coveted tool also works at outboard end.
    Drives a Smart Cdi - 65 to 85 MPG

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    Greetings Tolsen, there is a way to do the Post out of profit and that would be to post the dimensions of 'coverted' tool on here. Is that possible please?? Pretty please with cherries on top??
    Sorry, I don't get to grees more than that... It would also save your bits being 'geographically embarrassed' in the post???
    Cheers, Ian.

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    Its dimensions are already posted here in a different thread.
    Drives a Smart Cdi - 65 to 85 MPG

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    Tool for releasing clips on outer casing of unSmart handbrake cables:



    Tool is made from a short piece of a burst Massey Ferguson 35 hydraulic pipe. Bored out to 10.5 mm, cut 13 mm long, chamfered and welded to a specially shaped Russian 6 mm steel tent peg as shown. Tool will release clips at both ends of hand brake cables. Some cleaning and wetting clips in WD40 or diesel is recommended. Tool worked like a dream first time. A real time saver, especially for forward inboard end where access is non existing!

    http://www.smartz.co.uk/archive/index.php/t-19329.html
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    Old cable removed - but not seized once cut in half...
    So, new one arrives tomorrow. What's the procedure for fitting? Inboard end first?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tolsen View Post
    I can post the much coveted tool to you. 1.40 each way first class large letter.
    Thanks for the offer TK. If I was a little less rushed for time, I may have accepted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinger View Post
    Old cable removed - but not seized once cut in half...
    So, new one arrives tomorrow. What's the procedure for fitting? Inboard end first?
    It does not matter which end you connect first.
    Drives a Smart Cdi - 65 to 85 MPG

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    How did you release catch on inboard outer casing? Any swearing?
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