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Rear brake drum will not come off

I was driving the other day and I heard a pop. I get out later and my rear break drum is smoking. Now the thing will not come off for further inspection

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It may have seized. Take a cutting torch and heat the drum, tap the drum lightly all around the drum. Keep heating and tapping until it slides off, this may take a little force but hopefully not much.


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