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E Brake Help.

I have a 2000 Ford Ranger I just did the rear brakes on. I got the kit from Auto Zone, including new cylinders, and parking brake cables.

I got everything back together and was ready attach the last cable (where both brake cables intersect and meet the intermediate cable. Only there is 2"-3" gap between where the rear intersects with the intermediate cable.

Anyone have any idea's what might cause this? Is there a way to adjust the cable length up at the e-brake pedal? Do I have to find some sort of adjustment adapter to lengthen the intermediate cable a bit?

Thanks for any info,
Doug
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did u make sure ur pedal is not pushed down....also maybe just try to stretch it...they stretch over time and they must make them kinda short at first so they will last longer...idk?
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yup, I checked to make sure the pedal was up all the way. I was thinking the same about stretching it......But it seems as though that would engage the e-brake. Though maybe this is normal to get the correct base pressure into the e brake system? 2"-3" just seems like a lot to me.
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