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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
make sure handbrake is off take wheel off hit the drum with a mallet not steel,as it will brake,hit on outter diametter face of drum, try and rotate as you twist off
Posted on Jan 05, 2009
SOURCE: Brake drum 2005 Escape
here is a diagram on how to remove your brake drum. please do not forget to rate and comment about your experience with fixya today.
Removal & Installation
CAUTION Dust and dirt accumulating on brake parts during normal use may contain asbestos fibers from production or aftermarket brake linings. Breathing excessive concentrations of asbestos fibers can cause serious bodily harm. Exercise care when servicing brake parts. Do not sand or grind brake lining unless equipment used is designed to contain the dust residue. Do not clean brake parts with compressed air or by dry brushing. Cleaning should be done by dampening the brake components with a fine mist of water, then wiping the brake components clean with a dampened cloth. Dispose of cloth and all residue containing asbestos fibers in an impermeable container with the appropriate label. Follow practices prescribed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the handling, processing, and disposing of dust or debris that may contain asbestos fibers.
CAUTION Use of a brake drum puller or a torch is not recommended. Brake drum distortion can result.
NOTE If the brake drum is rusted to the axle shaft pilot diameter, tap the center of the brake drum between the wheel studs.
Drum brake exploded view
WARNING Whenever a wheel is installed, always remove any corrosion, dirt or foreign material present on the mounting surfaces of the wheel or the surface of the wheel hub, brake drum or brake disc that contacts the wheel. Installing wheels without correct metal-to-metal contact at the wheel mounting surfaces can cause the wheel nuts to loosen and the wheel to come off while the vehicle is in motion, causing loss of control. Failure to follow these instructions may result in personal injury.
Posted on Apr 16, 2009
Behind the brake mounting plate there is a small hole with a rubber plug on the top portion.
Remove the plug. Look from the back of the vehicle and you will see a star wheel in the hole. Stick
a long skinny screw driver with a large blade and rotate it in the direction of risistance.(clockwise).
You will hear a spring poping noise. Rotate a few times and the drums will turn freely.
Then you can slide the drums off.
Posted on Jul 04, 2009
Is there a pretty good size bolt in the center some Ford cars you have to remove that if that not the case it might have alot of rust spray with wd40 tap all the way around drum with hammer or the should be 2 holes find screws to fit threads install and turn them inward until it forces brake drum off
Posted on Jul 14, 2009
I don't know how to take them off, but they are definitely drums. I have them too. It can be done really reasonably at Just Brakes or Midas. I take mine to Just Brakes.
Posted on Apr 15, 2010
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