Question about 2001 Suzuki Grand Vitara
These drums should have a couple of small extra holes on about the same circle as the wheel studs which actually have thread in them for screwing in forcing bolts to pull the drum off. The thread should be M8*1.25 (a fairly standard Suzuki metric thread) and if 2 bolts are screwed in EVENLY (ie: half a turn each, alternately), then removal should be a piece of cake. Sometimes, light tapping at the other points between the other wheel studs may assist. Of course, if the drum is very badly worn, there will be a great deal of resistance to pulling the drums STRAIGHT off. I recommend SPINNING the drum while screwing the bolts in. This may be very hard to do, so replace all the wheel nuts (no wheel) so no thread damage will occur, and use a long bar across 2 protected studs to turn the axle. Then screw the bolts in a bit more, and turn the axle a bit more, and repeat. You will have to unscrew the wheel nuts a bit as the drum comes off.
Posted on Sep 26, 2009
Your drum probably has enough wear that the shoes are catching on a wear ridge.
Most rear drum type vehicles have a slot (may be plugged with plastic or rubber cap) on the back side, where a brake spoon tool is used to adjust the brake shoes. Adjust the star wheel to decrease the span of the brake shoes, the drum should come off.
Hope this helps... Good luck!
Posted on Sep 24, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
jack up one side at a time without the ebrake on as that will engage only the rear brakes remove lugs and have a good hammer handy and tap on the drum until it will pull off
Posted on May 19, 2009
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