Question about 2001 Jeep Cherokee
1 st break free the lugs while on the ground the jack up the car remove the lugs and tire then the drums are exposed you may need to use a small sledge to free them depending or the use of 2 pry bars behind the drum itself is also another way to free them if stuck otherwise be careful not to injure the lugs but give authority to the in between part of the drum and this should knock them free
Posted on Sep 06, 2009
Spray some wd40 into the wheel stud holes so it runs down between the drum and axle flange. Wait a few minutes then give it a few sharp whacks with a hammer between the studs. If necessary you can also hit the drum where the outside flat meets at the right angle that forms the actual braking surface of the drum...hit towards center from outside. generally that will free it up. you can also tap it from the backside lip, alternating from one side to the other but use care there...it's cast iron and can break.
Posted on Sep 06, 2009
Sometimes they get a little rusted casuing them to hang up upon removing. Also, the main cause, is the pads inside are pressed lightly up against the drum itself. This is normal. you need to release the pressure of the pads against the drum. behind the assembly there is a hole in the dust cover. Inside that hole, you can reach what is called a slack adjuster with a screwdriver. It has a little round gear shapped piece inside that can be rotated using a flat head screw driver. Rotate it up or down, which ever direction is releasing the pads. If you are still having problems, spray a little wd-40 on the center hub and lug bolts. Let it soak a few minutes and with a hammer lightly tap on the drum to help jar the sieze loose.
Posted on Sep 06, 2009
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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
SOURCE: remove rear brake drums
1. After removing the wheel, remove the brake drum. 2. Remove the shoe hold down spring, the automatic adjuster spring and adjuster lever.
3. Spread the shoes and remove the shoe adjuster. 4. Remove the shoe to shoe spring and shoe hold down spring.
Posted on Jun 03, 2008
SOURCE: REAR BRAKES
i think your aware of how to change the brakes if im right and your problem is the rusted drum doesnt want to come off the only way to get the old drum off is to remove adjuster plug from behind drum dustshield and adjust the shoes so that there not even close to the braking area of the drum then try and wiggle the drum off of the assembly if it is not coming off then you need to use the old nylon hammer on the drum and i mean you must hit the drum from side to side trying by hand to wiggle the drum off its a tight fit and you need to strike the drum on the face not on the fins not wanting to damage with persistance and care and patience you will eventually be able to remove the drum to service brakes take care and good luck with it
Posted on Jul 01, 2008
Most rear brake-shoe design take some time to adjust than disc brakes...
If you have a special brake adjustment tool that your local automotive store sells, get this tool and pull out the rubber grommet plug, insert the brake adjustment tool until you 'feel' or hear the sound of 'skipping' on the brake self-adjuster spool inside as you wiggle /adjust the tool inside....(push it inside to get a firm feel that you can 'spin' it)
Try to push the tool downward or upward to check if that'll spin the brake self-adjuster part smaller to allow the brake shoes to 'shrink' which should allow you easy removal of the rear brake drum as you wiggle it out.
Be sure not to breathe in toxic brake dust upon successful brake drum removal.
Posted on Apr 05, 2009
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
Posted on May 13, 2009
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