On my 89 corolla 4A-F I cannot get the drivers rear wheel assembly apart, mainly the brake drum assembly, so that I can replace a lug nut stud and now brake fluid is pooring out from inside the drum assembly. How can I get this assembly apart?
Re: 89 toyota corolla rear drum brake problems.....
There should be three or four large nuts on the inside of the drum. now these nuts are on realy good so it takes a lot of force to get it off if you have trouble getting it off you should get an extender to help with the force. Now with the break fluid going every were it could be cause you broke the metal tube.that is easy to replace. just follow it up and undo it.
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Hi Hassan, Seems the most likely cause of your problem is the adjustment of the rear brakes. There are automatic adjusters which sometimes become seized with rust or dirt build up. Jack up thr rear of the vehicle, and place the vehicle on chassis stands then lower the car onto the stands. Remove the rear wheels, release the park brake and remove the drums. (Sometimes these are secured with machine screws, sometimes just held in position by the wheel nuts. Pull off the drums and then check the adjusters. A very very very tiny squirt of WD40 will probably fix the problem. Make sure that the liners (brake shoes) haven't been contaminated by the spray (if they have wipe off and clean with abrasive paper) before assembling. Re assemble and then using the hand brake and asking a friend with good hearing to assist you, pull to highest point and release. Ask your friend to listen for clicking sounds from both rear wheel assemblies. That action will have to be repeated many times until the clicking stops. If you there is no clicking the adjustment assembly will have to be taken off and serviced or replaced. That is a far more complicated job. Let me know if you intend doing that yourself and if you require assistance. If so we'll do it together. Regards Johngee10
What are going to do to repair the axle? There really is no axle on front drive cars, the wheel assembly is connected to a hub that is mounted to the frame through swing arms. And, you would not take your car to a autobody shop for mechanical work. The cost of repairs depends on what is being done.
The only trick is banging it off. Drums are known to be "frozen" on or stuck. Honestly, the only way to get them off when they are stuck is to carefully hammer it off. Below is what is required to remove and replace the drum....and a picture of your system:
Removal & Installation
Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
Remove the wheels.
Remove the brake drum from the axle hub.
Install the brake drum.
Install the rear wheels, tighten the wheel lug nuts.
the drum should come off, if they are stuck, sometimes a few whacks with a hammer gets them loose, or sometimes you can thread a 8mm bolt in the threaded holes to press them out. just do one side at a time and you can refer to the other side for reference
Check that the brake shoes are adjusted correctly and that the new shoes ar'nt to thick.It is always better to skim the drums to fit new shoes if needed.Poor wheel cylinder will cause no brakes at that wheel unless it is siezed and not releasing