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Thread: Catera Parking Brake Boot Needed

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    Catera Parking Brake Boot Needed

    The parking brake boot on my 1999 Catera (26,000 miles) needs to be replaced. It is made of fake leather, and the vinyl coating on the fabric is flaking off, exposing the fabric.

    My FLD offered to replace the boot for "only" $375.

    Of course, I declined.

    Any ideas where I can get a replacement boot?

    Thanks!


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    Re: Catera Parking Brake Boot Needed

    my 97 is the same way, all the black dye is coming off and looks horrible. i was going to try some liquid black dye on it and see what happens, i wouldnt pay 30 bucks for a replacement never mind what they quoted you lol!

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    Re: Catera Parking Brake Boot Needed

    I just got some black vinyl and made new shifter and parking brake boots

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    Re: Catera Parking Brake Boot Needed

    http://www.lindsaycadillac.com/

    Get ahold of Luke--703-824-9670

    $16.00 plus shipping

    Sounds like they quoted you for the leather boot and transmission shifter knob (one piece), that would roughly be a correct price w/ installation.

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    Re: Catera Parking Brake Boot Needed

    I went to no less than 3 yup 3 dealers and they all told me NO WAY can that part be bought seperately...

    Well Luke Hooked me up and it looks like new!

    Get with him!

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    Re: Catera Parking Brake Boot Needed

    Quote Originally Posted by Army_MP_From_MO View Post
    http://www.lindsaycadillac.com/

    Get ahold of Luke--703-824-9670

    $16.00 plus shipping

    Sounds like they quoted you for the leather boot and transmission shifter knob (one piece), that would roughly be a correct price w/ installation.

    Thanks!

    I called Lindsay Cadillac - Luke answered the phone. The part has increased in price - it's now $16.25! It's on the way.

    Luke told me he receives several calls a day from people on the board looking for parts without a ripoff.

    Excellent source. He can find parts because he knows where to look.

    Excellent resource!

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    Re: Catera Parking Brake Boot Needed

    $16.25... I bet you're disappointed, huh? Yeah, Luke's the man!

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    Re: Catera Parking Brake Boot Needed

    Quote Originally Posted by Army_MP_From_MO View Post
    $16.25... I bet you're disappointed, huh? Yeah, Luke's the man!

    To be sure!

    You know, I have given the SHIFT BOOT a great deal of love and attention --- and protectant! I cannot imagine how it would be replaced, since it does seem to be (UNNCESSARILY) in unit with the shift knob.

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    Re: Catera Parking Brake Boot Needed

    There is an O-ring holding the boot to the shifter. Also, you may have to cut it slightly and re-sew it. Unless you feel like disconnecting the shifter from the transmission...

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    Re: Catera Parking Brake Boot Needed

    I did the same as RCaddy - Used the original pleather to make a new pattern of pleather; used staple-gun (not glue) to afix the new pattern onto a plastic boot mount. Dont confuse its mounting angle in the car (top/bom. L/R) I used the original elastic bungy too - and sewn the rest of it - Cost less than $5 - for fabric.
    Sontov
    Last edited by Enz; 08-06-08 at 11:24 PM.

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    Re: Catera Parking Brake Boot Needed

    I did the same as RCaddy - matched new pattern - used original to make template/pattern, staple-gunned new fabric (not glue) to plastic boot mount (dont confuse the top/bom. L./R. - how plastic mounts in car) I used/sewn the original elastic bungy too.

    Sontov
    Last edited by Enz; 08-06-08 at 11:30 PM.


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