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Rear drums difficult to remove

Drums will spin, so I don't think the brakes are catching. I tried some friendly persuasion w/ a rubber mallot. No joy! tried a small sledge but didnt want to bang to hard, it's as if they arewelded on. What am I missing?

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I beleave on that suv the drum is held on there by the wheel bearing

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