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How do i remove the brake drum on my 1996 dodge caravan

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    Marvin May 11, 2010

    jack the car up and remove the wheel.



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Once you have the wheels off the van, there may be a star lock washer holding the drums to the wheel hub on one of the wheel studs. If there is just remove it and throw it away, You may need to remove the adjuster panel at the back of the brake drum housing and loosen up the brake pads, but try to hammer off the drum with a 5 pound hammer. Wear ear protection and glasses,don't want to lose an eye. The drums should fall free from the hub. Good luck and hope this helps, keep me posted, be glad to help.

Posted on Jun 15, 2009

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You remove the tire/wheel assembly and pull it off. Make sure you have removed the factory installed wheel lock tabs on your studs if they are still there.Discard them because they're not needed.

Posted on Jun 15, 2009


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SOURCE: Brake drum loose but wont come off

As long as you have released the handbrake fully, made shure all locking pins are removed and thers no taperd hub bolt in the centre holing drum on , try clamping rear brake hose, slacken of bleed nipple to cylinder this will cause cylinder to relax hopfully allowing room for drum to be pulled off. Only as a final resort you can cold chisil the backplate housing pins to the brake shoes, this will allow shoes and drum to be pulled away but remember new pins will need to be replaced with shoes. If you have any douts about repair take it to a garage

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SOURCE: Easiest way to remove 1995 dodge caravan rear brake drum

take the emergency brake off

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