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Brake shoes holding hub ,unsure how to loosen them. Nothing like brakes of old.
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Posted on Jul 23, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: remove rear brake drums
1. After removing the wheel, remove the brake drum. 2. Remove the shoe hold down spring, the automatic adjuster spring and adjuster lever.
3. Spread the shoes and remove the shoe adjuster. 4. Remove the shoe to shoe spring and shoe hold down spring.
Posted on Jun 03, 2008
SOURCE: REAR BRAKES
i think your aware of how to change the brakes if im right and your problem is the rusted drum doesnt want to come off the only way to get the old drum off is to remove adjuster plug from behind drum dustshield and adjust the shoes so that there not even close to the braking area of the drum then try and wiggle the drum off of the assembly if it is not coming off then you need to use the old nylon hammer on the drum and i mean you must hit the drum from side to side trying by hand to wiggle the drum off its a tight fit and you need to strike the drum on the face not on the fins not wanting to damage with persistance and care and patience you will eventually be able to remove the drum to service brakes take care and good luck with it
Posted on Jul 01, 2008
SOURCE: How to loosen the brake shoes
You need 2 thin and long flat head screwdrivers. There is a star shaped wheel that when you turn it, either tightens or loosens the brake shoes. Spin it one direction and you will hear a clicking, meaning you are tightening. You will not be able to spin it the other direction (loosen) without lifting up/pushing back the metal bar that rests on the star shapped wheel. You will have to do this by feel, but it is not hard. Find the loosen direction, you will feel resistance until you use the other screw driver to push the metal bar out of the way. Then it will turn freely. Make sure your emergency brake is not engaged, because it will cause the brake shoes to lock on the drum.
Posted on Nov 20, 2008
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Aug 14, 2013 | 2002 Kia Sedona
on May 19, 2008 | 1987 BMW 5 Series
Removal & Installation NOTE The following procedure may be used to remove shoes on either side of the vehicle.
Fig. View of the actuator (1), support (2), adjuster spring (3), return spring (4), caliper adapter (5), shoes (6), hold-down clips and pins (7) and adjuster (8)
Adjustment This vehicle is equipped with permanently sealed rear wheel bearings. There is no periodic lubrication or maintenance recommended for these units.
Removal & Installation
Fig. Hub assembly
Fig. Rear hub and bearing mounting bolts
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