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Can't get the rear brake drums off. When I remove the rubber plug (adjuster hole) on the back of the mounting plate all I can see inside is what appears to be threads of a long bolt. Usually I am used to being able to access the starwheel through that hole to 'dis-adjust the brakes, enableing the drum to come off. Any help is appreciated!

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I just did this today. The drum may be rusted onto the hub. On the left side srum (driver's side), I had to turn the star wheel down to loosen the brakes on the drum. Sprayed the drum where it meets the axle/hub with PB Blaster. Then using the 2 threaded holes next to the wheel studs, put a puller on there to remove the drum. Hammering did not work for me. I'm doing the other side tomorrow - I think the starwheel needs to be turned the oposite direction but I'm not sure yet.

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Looks like something has come loose,sometime you can stick a screwdriver and tap it with a hamer and jarr it loose and the brake will collapse

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