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Cant Get drum off of rear brakes on 2002 Saturn Vue

Parking brake isnt on. I have lubricated and tapped side with a hammer but the shoes are just up against it too tight. How can I release the shoes? Isnt there a manual way?

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  • capstonekid Jun 19, 2009

    Is the seal on the top or bottom of the brake plate?

  • capstonekid Jun 19, 2009

    can you elaborate further on where the hole might be. There are two rubber plugs that are rectangular and rounded on corners. One is up top just below the hub where the brake fluid comes in. The other is right beside where he parking brake comes in. There are two small plastic buttons on the left and right side and when I try to pull them out they strectch..its kind of like they are attached to the shoes. There are two round metal pieces on the very bottom but they dont seem like they would come off. I am totally lost. I usually very good at picking things up and getting it fixed. any help whatsoever would be appreciated

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There a rubber seal on back side of brake drum pull it out insert screwdriver there is a thing called star adjuster go from bottom and turn star adjuster up take about 20 turns your brakes have dug in linings and catching on rim but adjusting star adjuster will free them back towards center of wheel takes about 10 minutes good luck

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  • rickyrouter Jun 19, 2009

    SORRY ITS THE RUBBER PLUG ON BOTTON THE BRAKES ARE JOINED ON THE BOTTOM BY A GIZMO CALLED STAR ADJUSTER AND IT LOOKS LIKE A STAR WITH POINTS ON IT they make a star adjuster that looks like a bent screwdriver but a regular screwdriver will work the store bought will click the star adjuster about 3 clicks at a time and is quicker but a regular scredriver will do one sometime 2 clicks at a time as you look in the hole where rubber plug and shine a light you will see the points of the star looking at you simple put screwdriver in at level postion when you make contact with adjuster push down on screwdriver and you will hear the star adjuster clicking its a matter of using the metal at bottom of plug hole as your leverage you'll have to turn the adjuster probably 20 clicks this will bring the brake shoes back in towards the middle thereby freeing up brakeshoes and allowing them to get by ridge the brake have actually ate into the metal and left a 1/4 ridge thats why they wont slide off but adjusting the star adjuster about 20 clicks should do it a screwdriver will take you about 10 minutes if you had a star adjuster takes about 2 minutes turning the star adjuster will be hard

    as you tring to force it back over what is called a self adjuster so leverage aand patience is the key to this and as you look in the hole the adjuster will be not dead center it will be toward the front at about 30 degree angle and like I said it will take some force to turn it as self adjuster act as a stop I always end up with busted nuckes and I have the star adjuster tool......good luck hope helps

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Yes there is a small access hole on the back of the brake plate.
it has a screw in there with little niples all the way around it.that is the adjuster screw and it hes to be turned in so the shoes go inward and then you will be able to remove the drum.
if its clicking your turning the wrong way you must push the little tab off the screw to turn it the right way

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2.Remove rear brake drums from hub and bearing assemblies after loosening the two brake drum screws.
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3.Be sure that the parking brake pedal is in the release(most upward) position.

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3.Install trailing brake shoe on brake back plate and install the trailing brake shoe hold down spring and pin on the brake shoe.

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6.Inspect the lining and drum for proper contact. If the contact condition is improper, repair it with a grinder or replace the brake shoe assembly.
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1. Raise vehicle and remove rear wheels.
2. Remove and discard spring nuts securing drums to wheel studs.
3. Remove brake drums.
NOTE: If drums prove difficult to remove, retract brake shoes. Remove access plug at the rear of backing plate and back off adjuster screw with
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