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How do I remove the rear brake drums on a 1998 Plymouth Voyager ?

I want to replace the rear brake shoes on my 1998 Plymouth Voyager minivan. I can't seem to get the drums off. THere are 2 access slots in the back of the wheel but it seems neither has the star adjuster located there. Am I missing it or is it somewhere else?And once I find it, which way do I turn the adjuster to get the wheel off? Thanx for any help, this seems easy enough but this is my first attempt.

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Usually you have to tap them can use the brake adjuster and back it off as much as possible. This is a very common problem for ANY make or model.

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