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Exclamation URGENT problem, right rear brake assembly in pieces!!!

I thought i was having trannie problems, but when i got under the truck, i noticed some metal shaving on the inside of my passenger side rear wheel. looked at passenger's side brake housing area and found that the spring on the back side of the housing was twisted. checked the driver side, the spring was straighter (looked normal). upon closer inspection, i noticed i could pull the spring assembly back and forth about 3/4 of an inch. not normal. looked around the housing some more, found a couple of jagged, mangled pieces of metal caught up around the rotor. removed all the pieces i could find, but noticed that the housing seemed a little warped. decided to see how much play there was in that spring area, so i jiggled it a little bit, and the spring came out of the housing completely! can someone please explain this assembly, what it is that i need to fix, whether or not i can do it at home, and what it might cost me at a shop. this is my only truck and i cant drive it anywhere like this for fear that i will compound the problem. i will upload pictures as soon as i can find the darn cable to hook up my phone
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what year is it? Are you talking about the parking brake cables? That would be the only thing I could thing of on the back that you would be able to see with the wheel still on. The back brakes have rotors and pads just like the front. The only springs should be for the parking brake, witch have shoes inside the drum. Pictures would help. Year of the truck would to.

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its a 2005, i guess it is the parking brake cables then, ill try to get the pics up, apparently its not working for me. on the passenger side i can pull from right after the spring, and the whole thing detaches from the brake assembly, and its clearly a broken piece of metal. i need to know what i can do to fix this, as i cant work without my truck, and i can dedicate tomorrow to fixing it
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well if it is an automatic and you cant get the parts just unhook it if you do not need it. You should be able to go to ford parts online and look at the schematic and see what you have missing in order to replace what has been torn up. BTW you have posted in the wrong forum. Should have been 6.0 drivetrain. One of the admins may move your thread. Again get some pictures up and I can try to tell you what you need.

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Thanks, yeah i accidentally posted over here. i'm gonna get the wheel off in the morning and see what exactly got torn up, because i could see warped metal behind the slits in what looked like a dust cover or something
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yes that would be a mess. I would tear it down see what needs to be replaced. Again unless you park on extreme hills I do not see the need for it if you have trouble locating parts on a weekend. You can just pull everything out of it for now.

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thanks man, living in houston theres not really a hill issue lol, so im just gonna tear it down in the morning and see if i can get everything thats obstructing the wheels, i appreciate the help, the last week has been a nightmare for my truck, i just want to get back to a point where i can drive it again
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Well I am not to far from you I am just south of pearland. So I know all to well what you mean.

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Yeah I go to clear lake a couple of times a week, I gotta buddy who stays out there, I'm just up the beltway before 59
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