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Dorman - Help Brake Cable Adjuster - Universal

Part No. 03006 Warranty  

Fit of this part varies by vehicle & equipment specs Type of Fit

Our Parking Brake Cable Shortener is engineered to effectively take up excess slack in cables. It’s constructed from high-quality materials for long-lasting service.

Product Features:
  • Save money by using the Cable Shortener—instead of replacing the entire cable
  • Restores tight, firm feel when pulling up the emergency brake handle
  • Durable metal construction for sustained performance
  • Universal fit for a broad range of applications
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Dorman - HelpBrake Cable Adjuster - Universal
 
2.2

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

30%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (4)
  • Easy to use (4)

Cons

  • Poor design (7)
  • Cheap materials (6)
  • Difficult to use (3)
  • Wears out quickly (3)

Best Uses

  • Outside (3)
  • Small jobs (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Needed for a quick repair

Easy to use to remove slack from E brake cables. Called (another retailer) first and while I was getting run-around on phone, I looked it up online and ordered it for pick-up from...Read complete review

Easy to use to remove slack from E brake cables. Called (another retailer) first and while I was getting run-around on phone, I looked it up online and ordered it for pick-up from Advance Auto. Came through again! Good for Advance Auto.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Incredibly bad product

Product incorrectly assembled in pack: buyer wouldn't guess how it worked unless they studied it and put it together right. Won't work as made: you get to end of thread before it starts...Read complete review

Product incorrectly assembled in pack: buyer wouldn't guess how it worked unless they studied it and put it together right. Won't work as made: you get to end of thread before it starts to shorten cable. Worst of all: dangerous. If you modify it so it does shorten cable, if you pull hard on the emergency brake (as in an emergency) it crumples, leaving you without a brake. I'm amazed that such a bad product is sold in thousands of stores across the country.

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1.0

Avoid

By Ken

from Anamosa, IA

About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

Level 1

Pros

    Cons

    • Cheap Materials
    • Difficult To Use
    • Poor Design
    • Wears Out Quickly

    Best Uses

      Comments about Dorman - Help Brake Cable Adjuster - Universal:

      This is a part must be someone's idea of a joke.

      1) Threads start so far down that it doesn't even tighten the cable. I had to use 3 large nuts like a sleeve to get this to take slack out of the cable.

      2) Once I had a little of the slack out but not all I pushed the parking brake lever with my hand. Not my foot. This was enough pressure that the cheap part bent and was destroyed.

      What a waste of money. Very Very poor design.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Junk

      By GH Stang

      from Va

      About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

      Pros

      • None

      Cons

      • Cheap Materials
      • Poor Design

      Best Uses

      • Trash

      Comments about Dorman - Help Brake Cable Adjuster - Universal:

      This cable adjuster is not up to the job, made from poor material will not hold up.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      cable tentioner

      By buck

      from ontario canada.

      About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Cheap Materials
        • Poor Design

        Best Uses

          Comments about Dorman - Help Brake Cable Adjuster - Universal:

          first off you have the hook in backwards on your opening page.item fails in service too thin material it bends and distorts under load.being a welder i will reinforce the brake tentioner with a metal plate 1/8 thick across the body of part.good concept though it will work and not fail in service if it was stronger thicker material.

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          5.0

          Needed for a quick repair

          By joe5454us

          from Vermilion Ohio

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          Verified Buyer
          Level 3

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Good Design
          • Quality Materials

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Inside
            • Outside
            • Small Jobs

            Comments about Dorman - Help Brake Cable Adjuster - Universal:

            Easy to use to remove slack from E brake cables. Called (another retailer) first and while I was getting run-around on phone, I looked it up online and ordered it for pick-up from Advance Auto. Came through again! Good for Advance Auto.

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            5.0

            Great Product - perfect for the job!

            By Car Doctor

            from Lompoc, CA 93436

            About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

            Verified Buyer
            Level 1

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Good Design

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Inside
              • Outside
              • Small Jobs

              Comments about Dorman - Help Brake Cable Adjuster - Universal:

              This is the perfect part for making minor adjustments to steel cables. Used product to adjust mechanical brakes on a 1954 King Midget. Works great and avoids taking apart the whole rear brake system for a small adjustment.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Junk!!!!!!

              By Mad As !*&%

              from Western North Carolina

              About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Cheap Materials
                • Poor Design
                • Wears Out Quickly

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Dorman - Help Brake Cable Adjuster - Universal:

                  Installed on my full sized Dodge Ram and the first time I set the parking brake this thing folded like a wet piece of tissue. I doubt this would even work on a small car but it is useless for big vehicles. Cheap steel not even suitable for a bottle opener. I only needed this as a temporary fix till I could afford to replace the cable but it couldn't even last for one use.

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                  (4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Poor design

                  By joeshim

                  from Pittsburgh, PA

                  About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                  Verified Buyer
                  3 or more reviews submitted

                  Pros

                  • Durable

                  Cons

                  • Difficult To Use
                  • Poor Design

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Dorman - Help Brake Cable Adjuster - Universal:

                    if you cut off 1/2'' & bend a new hook, you can get it to work adding a stack of washers

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                    (5 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Incredibly bad product

                    By Rocking Horse Racing

                    from Fairfield, Virginia

                    About Me Professional

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Cheap Materials
                      • Difficult To Use
                      • Poor Design
                      • Wears Out Quickly

                      Best Uses

                      • Small Jobs

                      Comments about Dorman - Help Brake Cable Adjuster - Universal:

                      Product incorrectly assembled in pack: buyer wouldn't guess how it worked unless they studied it and put it together right. Won't work as made: you get to end of thread before it starts to shorten cable. Worst of all: dangerous. If you modify it so it does shorten cable, if you pull hard on the emergency brake (as in an emergency) it crumples, leaving you without a brake. I'm amazed that such a bad product is sold in thousands of stores across the country.

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                      (5 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      dorman

                      By don

                      from elkhart in

                      About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                      • Cheap Materials

                      Best Uses

                      • Outside

                      Comments about Dorman - Help Brake Cable Adjuster - Universal:

                      it sucks

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                      (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Not enough threads on the adjusting nut.

                      By Phil

                      from Meshoppen, PA

                      About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                      Verified Buyer
                      Helpful Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Quality Materials
                      • Safety Features

                      Cons

                      • Poor Design

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Dorman - Help Brake Cable Adjuster - Universal:

                        The adjusting bolt doesn't have enough threads. I had to add washers to get enough adjustment.

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                        • Q:

                          How do I install the Universal Brake Cable Adjuster
                          Asked on 10/5/2013 by Suzy from Calgary, Alberta

                          1 answer

                          • CUSTOMER CARE

                            A:

                            Hi Suzy, With reference to the Dorman - Help Brake Cable Adjuster - Universal (Part No. 03006), I recommend purchasing a Haynes repair manual specifically for your vehicle. This should be able to assist you further into detail on how to repair or replace specific parts. For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                            Answered on 10/7/2013 by Steve from AAP
                        • Q:

                          is this item made of illuminum or steel?
                          Asked on 1/9/2012 by Anonymous from Richmond ,VA

                          1 answer

                          • CUSTOMER CARE

                            A:

                            This Dorman - Help Universal Brake Cable Adjuster for Emergency Brake and Other Cable Repairs (Part No. 03006) is made of steel.

                            Answered on 1/11/2012 by Dennis from AAP
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