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My husband is trying to change the rear brakes and he broke 2 lugnuts, how can he position them so that they fit into place? Is there a way that the disk that they go into can come off?

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Should be able to remove the drum and knock out broken lugnuts and replace them

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You should jack up securely the rear end, and then remove the lugnuts to the wheels and remove the wheel.

Then, you may need a heavy hammer to tap on the 9 o'clock and 3 o'clock positions of the rear brake drum to loosen it up.

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Here are instructions from Chilton/Haynes manual:

Drum Brakes Brake Drums Removal & Installation To Remove:
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  2. Raise the vehicle.
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