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How to take off brake drum

How do i take of the rear brake drum?

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This can be a simple proceedure, after rmoving the wheel you will see either 1/2 really rusty screws on the face plate, these will be very dificult to remove so i would recommend an impact driver. then once you have the screws undone you will have to chock the wheels to stop the car rolling forward or backwards, after doing this i would reccomend that you put car into gear as added safety. once done then you can release the handbrake allowing you to evenly pull drum off. if you try to pull one side or the other you will find the springs on the pads will not allow you to remove it so gently does it im fraid. if any moer probs wityh this one please just ask.

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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2. Raise the vehicle.
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Chock the front wheels and put your safety glasses on.

Loosen the rear lug nuts with the lug wrench. Jack the rear end off the ground with the floor jack and place the jack stands under the rear frame. Lower the rear end onto the jack stands.

Remove the lug nuts and wheel by hand. Put the catch pan under the brake drum and spray brake clean inside the brake drum from the rear until the drippings are clear.

Loosen the brake shoe adjuster as far as possible with the brake shoe adjuster tool, which you can pick up at your local auto parts store.

Hit the face of the brake drum with the dead blow hammer just above the center of the drum's face. Rotate the drum a quarter turn and hit it again, just above the center of the drum's face. Repeat this twice more and then try to pull the drum off. If the drum does not come off, continue to hit it, rotate it and hit it again until you can pull the drum off the hub.

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