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Rear Brake repair

I am new to the forum and I have a question on replacing the rear brakes on a 94 4x2. When I took the drums off a few springs were broken, the cylinder was leaking and the self adjuster was missing. I bought the parts for the repair and started to put it back together. However, I cannot get the emergency brake lever to stay in place on the rear shoe to get the rear shoe attached. It appears to only hook in the shoe and is supposed to clear the bolts that hold the baking plate to the axle. It falls out every time I tried to attach it. Help.
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Thank you for your reply.
I wish I had the same type of brakes where the parking brake lever is fastened securely. However, on my 94 the parking brake lever just hooks in with no fastener. When I place the rear shoe in place the parking brake lever just falls out. Is the angle wrong, is the parking brake cable too short, did the lever possibly get bent?
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I have a '94 and it uses the "U" shaped crimp on fastener to hold it to shoe

If you look at the second picture down here: https://www.ranger-forums.com/engine...-brakes-81906/

You can see that fastener in upper right of picture, crimped around E-brake post, just above spring and cable
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My parking brake lever does not have a post that a retainer can be attached.
The top of the lever has a notch at a right angle to the body of the lever and it fits in a elongated hole at the top of the brake shoe. When I try to put the shoe in place the parking brake lever pops out. The is no way to put the horseshoe clip on it.
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OK, I think I see the problem, 2.3l probably has 9" rear brakes.

I do remember doing work on a Ford that did have what I think you have.
Had to put e-bar in the shoe's hole/slot at an angle and then twist it around to lock it, it still would move but couldn't come out
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