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Since we don't know what car you're trying to remove the drum from, this is a pretty generic answer. Remove the wheel, and the drum most likely will come off without any further un-bolting. Most are held on by the wheels.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
loosen emergency brake both sides..open wheel cylinder and let fluid run as you pry gently side to side in between drum adn shoe through backing plate /drum area to collapse the shoes some..... use wd40 or quality rust buster at center of drum /axle area to loosen grip of rust fused metal at hub to drum ..tap tap with hammmer around circumference of drum to dislodge adn loosen shoes from drum and drum from axle..good luck.. be patient work slowly
Posted on Nov 11, 2008
Yes the phillips head screws have to be removed, on some models there are two more holes in the face of the drum to insert threaded bolts to remove the drum, simply thread the bolts in to remove the drum.
Posted on Nov 25, 2008
SOURCE: I removed the rear wheel
The holes are toward the center of the drum, about 4 inches apart. they don't look like much and are easy to overlook. Check your repair manual. On some front wheel drives (undriven rear wheels) you take the axle nut off and pull the hole drum and hub assembly. Some of these are not ment to have their hubs separated from the brake drum. If You don't have a repair manual I would recommend you pick up one. The ones you can get at your local auto parts store are not to expensive and cover the things that you and I may be trying to do on our own.
Posted on Oct 15, 2009
The only trick is banging it off. Drums are known to be "frozen" on or stuck. Honestly, the only way to get them off when they are stuck is to carefully hammer it off. Below is what is required to remove and replace the drum....and a picture of your system:
Removal & Installation
Posted on Oct 29, 2009
First off make sure that they spin freely and the brake is dragging on it. Otherwise you will have to back off the rear brake shoes. To do that there should be a rubber plug in the face of the drum. Remove that and put that hole on the very top and use a light to see inside. There should be a round piece that looks like a gear and a piece of metal that goes across the teeth of this gear. Using to small flat head screwdrivers lift up the metal piece off the gear and then spin the gear until you back off the parking shoes. Then if you can't get the drums off by hitting the face of the drum with a hammer there are 2 holes next to 2 of the wheel studs. These holes should be threaded. You can put bolts in these and the size bolts you need is 8x1.25 metric. Tighten these down until you feel pressure on the hub and then hit it with the hammer again and keep repeating retightening and hitting it until it comes off.
Posted on Jan 20, 2010
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