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I cannot get the rear brake drums off of my 2003 Buick Century. Is there anything holding the drum on? I have tried tapping with a hammer, but it is not budging. Do I need to try a puller?

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First go to Wal-Mart and get some PB blaster penitrent spray around center of hub let set, mean while if there is a slot where you can get to break ajuster, back the breaks off providing the ajusters are not froze up from rust, if you can' back them off you will have to for go that, you may have to get a screwdriver or prybar to pry with, insert prybar between backing plate and break drumb and pry out and at same time strike other side with a hammer, keep spraying every once in a while and it should pop off, the problem is its rusted to hub and needs some perswaysion to come off. now in extream cases you may need a torch, depending on how long sense they have been off.

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