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I cannot get the rear brake drums off. i have tried tapping with a hammer, but will not budge. I there anything holding the drum on other than pad pressure?

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  • Mark Egan May 11, 2010

    Have you removed the spring clips that are usually on two of the lug bolts?

    Shoe pressure could be at issue, but that would surprise me on a 2003 vehicle.



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Is the emergency brake on? If it is then release the E-brake. If the e-brake is not on then contunue to tap around the drum it will brake loose after awhile. Sometimes when rear brake drums get to much brake dust, and the brakes get hot it kind of welds itself on. Tap the center a few times, after making sure the ebrake is not on

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