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RR emergency brake/shock chaffing

I have some chaffing going on with my 01 edge at the point where the emergency brake cable crosses behind the rr shock (no load in bed). My question is: Is or was there a bracket or spring lightly pulling (up and back) this cable to keep the shock from chaffing/cutting into this cable? The cable is pretty gouged from the shock and I need to suspend/prevent any more damage to that cable. From what I have been able to figure out, if a bracket/spring is or was there, it would have or will prevent further damage to the cable. As fate has it, the place where it rubs, is right at the point where the shock transitions (dirt/dust cover). Yes, I did look and search the forum, but was unable to find anyhting using the keywords I tried. Thanks!

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BUMP! C-mon guys, surely others are experiencing this problem? What did you do/use to keep this chaffing from cutting the cable? RR Shock and manual brake cable chaffing problem.
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I have a 2004 Edge but I will look at it when I get ready to go home (at work now) in a few hours and let you know....
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I don't have the problem, but if you could snap a pic or 2 I'm sure more people would be able to assess the situation and offer at least some advice.

I'm assuming "RR shock" means Right Rear shock... if so I'm baffled I thought the cabled traveled down the drivers side and that's it.
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There should be a wire cable stay that loops around one leg of the PS U-bolt and its purpose is to keep the p-brake cable away from the PS shock.
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I don't have the problem, but if you could snap a pic or 2 I'm sure more people would be able to assess the situation and offer at least some advice.

I'm assuming "RR shock" means Right Rear shock... if so I'm baffled I thought the cabled traveled down the drivers side and that's it.
Good catch Karpe, after I read this post over I thought of that myself... If he is indeed talking about the "Right Rear" then there is no way (I can think of) that the E brake is rubbing....
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If he is indeed talking about the "Right Rear" then there is no way (I can think of) that the E brake is rubbing....
There are p-brake cables to both rear brakes. The PS cable will rub the shock if the wire clip is missing or disconnected.
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There are p-brake cables to both rear brakes. The PS cable will rub the shock if the wire clip is missing or disconnected.
I see... Good to know... Thanks as always Bob!
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On the left side of this photo, you can see the hook-shaped cable clip. It was inadvertently left off of the U-bolt (by me!) after doing some suspension work. It should be clipped on the forward leg of the inboard U-bolt on the PS of the axle.

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I used 4 "zip ties" to hold it against my axle
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Mine is chaffing on the drivers side against the frame.

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I used 4 "zip ties" to hold it against my axle
Amen to tip ties!!!! They work wonders.
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OK, good feedback so far, I got three pictures but how do I post them here?
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The stock metal clip is exactly what you need. It may be still be hanging from your e-brake cable. If not, you can order one at any Ford dealer for couple of bucks.
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Problem solved???

OK, seems the chaffing is solved! I put a UV protected nylon tye wrap around the inboard forward axle/springs U bolt below the springs and wrapped it around the brake cable joining the ends. At that setting, it gently pulled the entire cable away from the shock, and its floating pretty good. Given the tye wrap is pretty strong, made with UV protection, and lacking a strike from some form of sharp debris thrown up from the road it should last a long time. It already has lasted 5 days and about 180 miles so I'm optimistic! Thanks for the great ideas folks!
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I have a 2004 Edge but I will look at it when I get ready to go home (at work now) in a few hours and let you know....
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So let me get this straight.. you bumped an almost 8 year old thread to make a terrible joke?

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