Question about 1997 Volkswagen Jetta

1 Answer

87 Jetta drum won't come off

I've taken everything off to get the drum off. It comes out about 1/2 inch and won't come off any further. It is not rusted and otherwise works fine. Just trying to do a brake job, check shoes etc. as maintenance. Any ideas what is keeping the drum from pulling off?

Posted by on

  • pslaw Dec 05, 2008

    with about a half hour of wiggling it finally came off. once the drum was off you could see that these were not the same brakes according to the diagrams of what is supposed to be on that car. I did not find a bolt hole or adjuster near the cylinder but things were so filthy in there the wiggling probably moved the shoes enough to get it off. Thanks much

×

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 2 Answers

Inside the drum will be a wear ring and the shoes are almost certainly snagging on it. The 1/2" of movement that you have is the drum trying to pull the shoes off but they will only go so far because they are fixed to the back plate. I suspect the shoes have an auto adjuster to compensate for wear, you need to disengage the auto adjuster which will allow the shoes to return to their stops. The auto adjuster is unfortunately located inside the drum just under the slave cylinder which is at the top of the drum, releasing it usually involves poking a screwdriver through one of the bolt holes and flicking a lever to disengage the ratchet. Not so easy when you can't see the dammed thing and your not sure what it looks like! Let me know how you get on.

Posted on Dec 03, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Where is the obd 1 plug in for 87 buick regal located


It is under the dash in front of the driver

Aug 31, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Squeeling rear brakes - Out of ideas.


re move drum and shoes replace drum and rotate drum slowly to see where the drum catches then remove drum and tap back plate with hammer then try again untill its not catching ie both sides

Aug 18, 2012 | 1997 Dodge Stratus

1 Answer

1995 geo tracker won't start. I've replaced everything except the ignition switch. It used to click when i turn the key, now it won't even click.


DISCONNECT YOUR BATTERY AND RECONNECT, THIS SHOULD RESET THE BRAIN.

ALSO...WHEN YOU TURN THE KEY, LISTEN TO HEAR IF YOU CAN HEAR THE FUEL PUMP COME ON...IF NOT, GUESS WHAT? HOPEFULLY NOT!... BUT,YOU MAY NEED TO REPLACE THE FUEL PUMP, IF YOU CAN'T HEAR IT WHEN YOU TURN THE KEY, AFTER YOU'VE RESET THE BATTERY!

HOPE THIS HELPS!

Aug 30, 2011 | Geo Tracker Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

I have a vw jetta gl mk2 that turns over and starts but won't stay running I've tried everything I can think of the plugs have spark and it is getting fuel but won't run


hi there did you check your carbs base plate,and did you check your idle jet on your carb ? if that dnt work check your timing an and booster pipe to your break booster let me no if you get it rite ok

Jun 30, 2011 | 1989 Volkswagen Jetta 2 Door

2 Answers

THE IGNITION KEY WON"T COME OUT> I"VE TRIED


Under the steering column there is a small plastic piece that can be removed from the lower cover. Remove that piece. the hole will be big enough to put your finger in. If you look you will see the park lock cable where it attaches to the ignition lock cylinder housing. Push/pull lightly on that. It will move in one direction. As soon as you feel it move turn the key to the off position.

Mar 09, 2011 | 2007 Chevrolet HHR Special Edition

1 Answer

What is the torque for the rear wheel bearing nuts on 1991 vw jetta diesel


Temporarly torque the axle nut to 87 in.lb., while turning the brake drum by hand. Then loosen the nut slightly. Tighten the axle nut again, slowly and in small increments while turning the wheel, until the thrust washer can just barely be moved back and forth with a light push from the tip of a screwdriver.

Oct 30, 2010 | 1991 Volkswagen Jetta

1 Answer

Hi all i have a 1997 bravada that rolls/inches back while in park! i looked under the the truck to find that it is a 4x4 that is missing the drive shaft to the front transferred case and there is not any...


When you place your vehicle in park, a metal bar slides into one of many large slots on an internal drum in the transmission. If the slots or bar are worn, or if the differential or universal joints are worn, that play has to be taken up before the vehicle will not roll further.

Jul 22, 2009 | Oldsmobile Bravada Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

My 87 VW Jetta Diesel recently started what feels sliding


Could be a worn rack and pinion, but first I would check the Ball joints and Tie rod ends. Hopefully it is one of those since they are much cheaper to replace.

Jun 26, 2009 | Volkswagen Jetta Cars & Trucks

3 Answers

REAR BRAKE DRUM WON,T COME OFF


I just had a similar problem with 1997 Hardbody.

Cause: The E-brake cable was binding up inside the drum causing the e-brake not to disengage - despite the handle being released inside the cab.

Solution: Look for 2 threaded holes in the drum. Insert two bolts and crank these bolts in. They will eventually work to push the drum off the wheel. Be careful to go slow and evenly (don't snap off the bolts!). Penetrating oil and mallet will help the process.

Sep 29, 2008 | 1999 Nissan Pathfinder

Not finding what you are looking for?
1997 Volkswagen Jetta Logo

Related Topics:

44 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Volkswagen Experts

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

21949 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

61168 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

6812 Answers

Are you a Volkswagen Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...