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E-Brake stuck engaged. Replacing spring in the drum, help!

2000 Ford Ranger XLT 5speed

After it rained a few days a week back I parked my truck for 3 days because the check engine light was on and I couldn't take it to a shop in that time. On the 4th day I hopped in to take it to a garage and the parking brake was stuck engaged. Couldn't move forward or backwards, the Ebrake mechanism by my foot was working correctly and I checked the cable, it wasn't slack nor rusted.

Got the truck up on two jack stands and took off the drivers side wheel and drum, as I did a long slender spring fell out in two parts. Rusted and overly used. I went to Kragen and picked up a replacement spring that matches but to be honest I have no idea where this sucker fits together in the drum. I'm not overly mechanically inclined and don't have much experience.



I'm venturing a guess that it somehow holds the left side and right side together, because currently I can separate the two quite easily. But please tell me if I'm wrong and where this spring fits into the equation. Hell even bring my pic into photoshop and do a quick drawing overtop.

Thanks for your time.
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I cant tell if the pads are bad but i'd pick up a set of pad and a spring kit...

Theres a thread on here about how to on Brakes, let me see if i can find it
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Look at the other side for a guide, but that spring goes on the bottom above the star adjuster. Holds the bottom of the pads together.
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