Question about 1999 Dodge Ram 2500 4WD
Hello, I cannot get the rear drums off my 1999 Dodge Ram 2500 4WD. They will not budge the slightest. The tag under the hood says 'DRD 2600# Spicer 6'. The parking brake is off & it's not in gear. Adjusting the star-adjuster did not help in the slightest. Does the axle have to be removed? Is the drum supposed to slip off around the hub/axle? Does the backing plate have to come off? I've been whacking at this thing for an hour to no avail. What's the magic secret? Thanks very much, Charlie
Well, I have a 2000 Dodge Ram 2500 2WD with rear drum brakes and I tried to buy a puller to get them off. Couldn't find one anywhere. I welded one together with some scrap steel and a stearing wheel puller bolted to the top. I was supprised it worked so well. There not easy to beat off. All that is required is sufficient force to move them. Once there loose the rest is easy.
Posted on Jun 14, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Rear drums will not come off.
If this has the 1 ton style axles; in that the axle is removed by removing 6 or so bolts at the outboard end and the axle slides out, you have to pull the axle and then the internal retainer nut and the drum/hub assembly should slide off the axle.
Make sure you have some silicone for the axle end when you reassemble it.
Posted on May 31, 2009
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