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Cant remove rear brake drum off 96 camry idailed the brakes back off drum i have hit it very with hammer it wont move do i get a bigger hamer?

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Providing you didn't go the wrong way with the adjuster screw, you should be able to get a couple of screwdrivers in between the drum and the shoe from the back. Just pry it out a little at a time and keep working your way around. The drum could also be rusted on to the axle hub face. Give it a crack with a hammer and see if it moves around the studs at all. Some wd40 or other lube may help. Spray it in around the wheel studs.

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