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How do you remove the rear drum?

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Remove the rear wheel, remove the dust cap, these are kind of tricky, use a very small screwdriver and pry the cap off. if it bends a little (the dust cap) it can be bent back to the correct shape. use a 30 millimeter socket and loosen the nut (counter clockwise). once the nut is off, the drum should pull straight off. if the drum will not come off easy you may need to back off the star adjuster or tap on the drum lightly with a hammer, (tap on the side the studs protrude from) be careful though the bearings are in the drum assembly and will pull off with it, the bearings should stay inside the drums. you do not want to warp your drums. depending on how worn your shoes are and if you have any kind of wear pattern in the drums will determine how easy or difficult they will be to remove. thanks

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4. Disconnect wheel speed sensor wiring harness from wheel knuckle and floor panel.
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