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What do I have to do to replace disc break drums

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To start with there are no disc brake drums. There are disc rotors and brake drums and the two are as chalk and cheese. Most disc rotors just require the removal of the wheel and ( some have retaining screws for the wheel hub) pull the rotor off the hub. Off course you will have to remove the callipers before removing the disc
Brake drums on the other hand will require the removal of the wheel and loosing off of the brake adjustment. Some again have retaining screws /bolts and may require hitting the axle flange section of the drum to allow the drum to come off the axle studs. require . I strongly recommend that you get a workshop manual relevant for your vehicle before you think about doing it yourself.

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