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Unable to remove rear drum on 2004 Chevy Aveo

The two previous answers seem to contradict each other. Do I remove the nut or hit the drum with a rubber mallet?

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Move the nut and hit the drum untill you see some movement then try to move it back if still give you hard time there is adjuster in the back of the drum try to loose it to make the drum free

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I can't get the drum of my 2004 chevy aveo



  • There are a couple ways to get a stuck drum off. The first way is with a ball-pine mallet and hit the front of the drum in a circular fashion fairly hard making dang sure NOT to hit the studs.
  • Another way is to stick the wheel back on and put the lugs on finger tight and wiggle the wheel off taking the drum with it.
  • Yet another way is to take two bolts, one on each side of the drum and ratchet them in forcing the drum off.


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Regards, Tony

Oct 14, 2011 | 2004 Chevrolet Aveo

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I have a 2004 chevy aveo. the rear driver side brake is locked. can not turn tire. how can I get the drum off. am having a lot of problems


you are going to have to access the hole in the back of the hub with a screwdriver and back off the self adjuster.

The inside of the drum looks like the below pic. The adjuster is the long horizontal cylinder above the axle. It has a gear on it. Stick your screwdriver in and turn the gear until the drum loosens.

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Oct 06, 2010 | 2004 Chevrolet Aveo

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What is the secret to removing the rear brake drums from a 2004 Saturn Vue?


Once you have the rear wheels removed and the back of the vehicle safely supported, then inspect the drum.If there is (there might not be) shiny brass looking phillips head screw bolts on the face of the drum, then remove those by turning them counterclockwise.If there is no screws, or you already removed them, then your next step is to take a fairly heavy hammer( at least a 2lb ) a firmly hit the face of the drum to shock it loose from the hub assembly.Be careful not to hit the studs , you can damage them.Keep on with the forceful hits on the face of the drum, and alternate the hits across from each other on the face of the drum.Make sure your parking brake is not set and the drum can come off...I hope I could help!!! Rate me accordingly...Thanks.

Jun 11, 2010 | 2004 Chevrolet Aveo

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Passenger rear wheel locked up, 2004 Chevy Aveo LS, person said parking brake was stuck.. coiuld it have frozen that way?


This also happened to my 2004 Chevy Aveo. The drivers side rear wheel locked up when it first got extremely cold in December 2009. I had to change the rear wheel cylinder because it broke. They also found the rear wheel bearing also had to be changed. GM charges $180 for 1 rear wheel bearing. To make matters worse I had to order the whole backing plate which came with the rear wheel cylinder and a whole bunch of hardware.
If you look in the GM manual it says that you should flush and change your brake fluid every 24 months. My mechanic told me that moisture normal wrecks the brake cylinder. I'm not sure what happened to the wheel bearing but from now on I'll make sure to flush my brake fluid every 24 months.

Jan 10, 2010 | 2004 Chevrolet Aveo

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Rear speakers for Chevy Aveo


you can access them from under the package tray inside your trunk compartment

Aug 26, 2009 | 2004 Chevrolet Aveo

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Do I have to remove the large NUT in the middle of


Normally, remove tire, then just remove drum. Sometimes, for manufaturing purposes, they have some small copper colored clips on the studs that are used to keep the drum in place during shipping, before tires are mounted. You can remove these and discard.

Emergency brakes must not be set to remove drum, and sometimes you must work the drum back and forth to get it off. Also, can make it easier to remove if you adjust the brakes backwards, so they are not so tight.

Aug 12, 2009 | 2005 Chevrolet Aveo

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Removal of Rear Brake Drum on 2004 Chevy Aveo


1.Release parking brake.
2. Apply the brake pedal at least 10 times.
3. Raise and support vehicle with jack stands, etc.
4. Remove the tire and wheel assembly.
5. Remove the lock ring and the caulking nut from the spindle.
6. Remove the drum from the spindle.
Note: Pull the drum straight off the spindle.

There is an opening on the inside for adjusting the tension,It's under a rubber cap.You can use a screw driver to make the adjustment

May 13, 2009 | 2004 Chevrolet Aveo

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Brake drums


Try using a hub puller. I used one with sucess on my 2004 Aveo. The Aveo has studs that are installed in the brake drum (rather than in a hub behind the drum). I used a hub puller with arms that bolted to the wheel studs with a center screw that drives down on the spindle (visible after the drums dust cap is removed). Remove the cap and the spindle nut, install the puller, and a few turns are all that are needed to pop the drum off.

Jun 18, 2008 | 2004 Chevrolet Aveo

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