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Can't get at rear brakes on 2002 Chevy Cavalier

I've tried prying off the drum and it won't come.Also included giving it some hits with a rubber mallet.I looked in the peep hole and there's no self adjuster wheel.(?)How do I get that drum off? Karl

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    cant get the brake drum off my 2003 chevy cavalier

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You can apply heat with a propane torch in the center of the drum which helps it expand away from the hub.it should have an adjuster wheel in the slot . Maybe you lost it.....While applying heat, pound the drum with a rubber mallet on the front of the drum. the vibration should help pull it off. if worse comes to worse you can use a drum puller. it is basically a big puller that you place around the edges of the drum and tighten a bolt that goes in the middle. but it can be removed. One way or another.

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