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03 SILVERADO DRUM BRAKES

I CANT FIGURE OUT OUT TO GET THE REAR DRUM BRAKES OFF MY 03 SILVERADO. PLEASE HELP!

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  • kasseyallgai Jul 26, 2009

    IM NOT TOO SURE. THE BRAKES DONT SEAM TO BE DECOMPRESSING

  • kasseyallgai Jul 26, 2009

    OK ITS AN 06 SILVERADO. THE ADJUSTER MOVED WHEN WE STARTED BUT NOW ITS STUCK. THE BRAKES DONT WANT TO COME OFF, AND WHEN WE TRY POPING THEM OFF WE CAN MOVE THEM BACK AND FORTH/ SIDE TO SIDE HOWEVER THEY WOULD MOVE, JUST NOT OFF. CAN YOU MAYBE GIVE ME A RUNDOWN ON HOW TO REMOVE THEM?

  • kasseyallgai Jul 26, 2009

    I HAVE TO REMOVE THE CABLE GOING TO THE BREAK? I THOUGHT IT WAS THE BREAK FLUID CABLE?

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    whgat is the exact problem you are haviong getting them off, do u have the special tools?

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TO REMOVE BRAKE DRUM.IF ITS HAS PRESSED METAL WASHERS.CUT THEM OFF.TO GET A STUCK BRAKE DRUM. OFF. REMOVE THE PLUG FROM BACKING PLATE.AND PUSH THE PARKING BRAKE LEVER OFF ITS STOPS.WITH A SCREW DRIVER AND BRAKE ADJUSTING TOOL.TURNING ADJUSTER STAR WHEEL UPWARD.TO RETRACT THE SHOES.THEN REMOVE DRUM.

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You back the shoes off with the adjuster star wheel through the access hole in the brake backing plate, ther is no other way of doing it, I assume the park brake cable is backed off in adjustment correct?

Posted on Jul 26, 2009

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    yadayada Jul 26, 2009

    not the brake line the parking brake cable, it is adjustable, back it off, some people call it the emergency brake cable.

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This may not be the solution, however your park brake needs to be off so that the drums will be released. Chock the wheels before releasing the park brake

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Theres two threaded holes on the drum by the studs, if you put two bolts and slowly tighten the two the drum will come off.

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