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Back brakes/shoes need changing also drum is seized so can't get of. has any one done them before that can give me some tips. nad its an ignis

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There might be two small holes in the drums use two 3/8 by 2'' sae bolt to run the drum off

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You're gonna need to replace the drum if it can't be turned when you're done. make sure the parking brake is OFF. have you tried backing it off using the adjuster (in the hole in the back plate? if so, take a hammer(big one), pull on one side of the drum and tap on the other, alternate sides until you get it off. when you get it off take off the other side ( DO ONLY ONE SIDE AT A TIME, USING THE ASSEMBLED SIDE AS AN EXAMPLE). you will need a couple of tools to make it easier if you will be doing this regularly. your auto parts store will be able to help you there. if not a flat head screw driver, a pair of needle nose pliers and a pair of regular plain old pliers. you can llok up the rest on google.

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(DIY Complexity: Moderate / DIY Time: 3.2 hours)

Parts:
1. Brake Shoe Set

Tools:
1. Combination Wrench Set
2. Floor Jack
3. Jack Stand Set
4. Mallet Hammer
5. Brake Spring Tool
6. Flat Head Screwdriver
7. Needle Nose Pliers
8. Tire Iron
9. Brake Resetting Gauge

Supplies:
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Steps:
Step 1 * Secure your vehicle on a level surface, making sure your car will not roll or lean when jacked up.
o Tip: Safety Tip:Always wear safety glasses when working on your vehicle. Wear other personal protective equipment (PPE) when necessary, for example latex gloves or safety shoes.

Step 2 * Break the lug nuts loose but do not remove. Lift up your vehicle using a floor jack.
o Tip: Using an aftermarket floor jack, instead of the original equipment (OE) jack, can make the job easier and safer. Verify the condition of the floor jack before use.

o Tip: Lug nuts fasten the wheel to the hub and may be on very tight. To gain more leverage, use a breaker bar to loosen the nuts.

Step 3 * Secure the vehicle with jack stands on both sides for safety before starting any work. Do not rely on the jack to hold the vehicle up while working.

Step 4 * Remove the lug nuts. Remove the wheels.
o Tip: Make sure the parking brake is released before removing the brake drum.

Step 5 * Remove the brake drum. If necessary, back off the star wheel adjuster.
o Tip: Hit the brake drum with a rubber mallet to break it loose from a rusted hub.

Step 6 * Clean the brake assembly using a“wet wipe method”. This method uses a spray bottle with water and detergent. Do not use compressed air to clean the brakes. Inspect the brake shoes for wear or damage.
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http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/villagerquest/

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  1. Retract the brake shoes and loosen the brake adjuster screw.
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#10 is access plug to back off adjusting wheel.

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