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1996 Ford Windstar brake drum removal

Our van was making a loud grinding or dragging sound in the right rear wheel. We attempted to remove the brake drum to see what it can be but it will not come off. How can I get it off, its stuck! Please help me!!

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Loosen the lug nuts on the rear of your Windstar with a lug wrench or socket and breaker bar. Do not take the lug nuts off the studs yet.

Position a jack under the van and raise it, lifting the van until the tire is off the ground. Slide a set of jack stands under the rear axle of the van and lower the jack, allowing the van to settle onto the stands. Remove the lug nuts, the tire and the wheel from the van. Set them both aside for later. Visually check the base of the wheel studs where they come through the brake drum. There may be a retaining clip that is installed in the factory to retain the drum during assembly. Pry the ring off with a flat screwdriver and discard it. pull the drum straight out from the axle until it clears the brake shoes, hub and wheel studs.














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    Loosen the lug nuts on the rear of your Windstar with a lug wrench or socket and breaker bar. Do not take the lug nuts off the studs yet.



    Do not take the lug nuts off the studs yet.



    Position a jack under the van and raise it, lifting the van until the tire is off the ground. Slide a set of jack stands under the rear axle of the van and lower the jack, allowing the van to settle onto the stands.



    Remove the lug nuts, the tire and the wheel from the van. Set them both aside for later.



    Visually check the base of the wheel studs where they come through the brake drum. There may be a retaining clip that is installed in the factory to retain the drum during assembly. Pry the ring off with a flat screwdriver and discard it.



    `Pull the drum straight out from the axle until it clears the brake shoes, hub and wheel studs.















    Loosen the lug nuts on the rear of your Windstar with a lug wrench or socket and breaker bar. Do not take the lug nuts off the studs yet.

    Do not take the lug nuts off the studs yet.

    Position a jack under the van and raise it, lifting the van until the tire is off the ground. Slide a set of jack stands under the rear axle of the van and lower the jack, allowing the van to settle onto the stands.

    Remove the lug nuts, the tire and the wheel from the van. Set them both aside for later.

    Visually check the base of the wheel studs where they come through the brake drum. There may be a retaining clip that is installed in the factory to retain the drum during assembly. Pry the ring off with a flat screwdriver and discard it.

    `Pull the drum straight out from the axle until it clears the brake shoes, hub and wheel studs.




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