The cable, after having been subject to numerous cycles, will begin to show signs of fatigue failure. After 18,000 km (11,250 miles) the cable needs to be replaced or inspected regularly on a bimonthly interval. Inspection should be done in two critical locations as follows:
- On the driver side: It must be checked in the area were it leaves the cable clamb assembly headed to the floor assembly. Push the brake pedal down with one hand and with the other hand pull up the cable so that you can inspect it in the area where it has been bending around the aluminium spacer.
- On the passenger side: It must be checked in the area of reverse bending. With the cars engine running (so that the braking system’s power assist moves the pedal to the floor as much as possible) push the Instructor’s brake down and inspect the cable in the area between the two pulleys.
Feel the cable in these two areas to determine if there are any broken wires.
If broken wires are detected, replace the cable within the next 2000 km (1250 miles).