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I can't get my back brake drum off - 2002 Chevrolet S-10

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Spray solvent around hub and inside through stud openings. make sure there are no retaining screws attaching it to the wheel flange, un-adjust brake shoes if there is access to adjuster on backing plate or through drum. Worst case, cut off the two 1/4" round stud ends that hold the shoes to the backing plate (usually just below center, visible on back of backing plate on each side) They are available at nearly every parts store and are cheap. Don't hesitate to use a good hammer blow on front outboard edge to "shock" it loose.
You are dealing with either a wear lip which is not going over the shoes or excessive rust at the hub. Mix and match solutions I listed and one or combination of them will get the drum off!

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I have a 2005 1500 Z71 4x4 and I can't get the passanger rear brake drum off...Is there something special about getting the drum to come off? It started leaking fluid this morning and thus I have no...


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Rear Drum Brakes-let me know if you have rear disc brakes. Brake Drums Removal & Installation Remove the access hole plug, then back off the adjusting screw 88009g07.gif
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  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle with jackstands.
  2. Mark the relationship of the wheel to the axle flange to help maintain wheel balance after assembly.
  3. Remove the tire and wheel assembly.
  4. Mark the relationship of the brake drum to the axle flange. CAUTION
    Do not pry against the splash shield that surrounds the backing plate in an attempt to free the drum. This will bend the splash shield.
  5. If difficulty is encountered in removing the brake drum, the following steps may be of assistance.
    • Make sure the parking brake is released.
    • Back off the parking brake cable adjustment.
    • Remove the access hole plug from the backing plate.
    • Using a screwdriver, back off the adjusting screw.
    • Install the access hole plug to prevent dirt or contamination from entering the drum brake assembly.
    • Use a small amount of penetrating oil applied around the brake drum pilot hole.
    • Carefully remove the brake drum from the vehicle.
  6. After removing the brake drum it should be checked for the following:
    • Inspecting for cracks and deep grooves.
    • Inspect for out of round and taper.
    • Inspecting for hot spots (black in color).
To Install:
  1. Install the brake drum onto the vehicle aligning the reference marks on the axle flange.
  2. Install the tire and wheel assembly and hand-tighten the lug nuts.
  3. Carefully lower the vehicle, then tighten the lug nuts to 100 ft. lbs. (140 Nm).
  4. Road test the vehicle.
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Feb 14, 2011 | 1998 Chevrolet Lumina

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1998 ford escort se hand brake need adjusting. doesn't hold.


Try to adjust the rear brakes tighter at the shoes, if you have drum brakes. May require taking the drum off and adjusting the adjuster. Or, adjusting it from the backing plate access hole if there is one.

Be sure to check the cables to make sure they are not broken anywhere between the hand brake lever and the back brakes.

Good luck on this repair.

ADJUSTMENT


  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  2. Remove the wheel and tire assembly.
  3. Remove the brake drum.
  4. Using a brake adjusting gauge, measure the inside diameter of the brake
    drum.
  5. Compare the brake drum measurement to the brake shoes.
  6. Adjust the brake shoes by inserting a brake adjustment tool into the knurled
    quadrant of the rear quad operating lever and adjust the shoes to the same
    measurement as the brake drum.
  7. Install the brake drum.
  8. Install the wheel and tire assembly.
  9. Lower the vehicle.
  10. Check the brake system operation by making several stops while driving
    slowly forward.


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Nov 02, 2010 | 1998 Ford Escort

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Describe the removal of rear brake drums


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Remove the access hole plug, then back off the adjusting screw


  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle with safety stands.
  2. Mark the relationship of the wheel to the axle flange to help maintain wheel balance after assembly.
  3. Remove the tire and wheel assembly.
  4. Mark the relationship of the brake drum to the axle flange.
NOTE Do not pry against the splash shield that surrounds the backing plate in an attempt to free the drum. This will bend the splash shield.

  1. If difficulty is encountered in removing the brake drum, the following steps may be of assistance.
    1. Make sure the parking brake is released.
    2. Back off the parking brake cable adjustment.
    3. Remove the access hole plug from the backing plate.
    4. Using a screwdriver, back off the adjusting screw.
    5. Install the access hole plug to prevent dirt or contamination from entering the drum brake assembly.
    6. Use a small amount of penetrating oil applied around the brake drum pilot hole.
    7. Carefully remove the brake drum from the vehicle.
  2. After removing the brake drum, it should be checked for the following:
    1. Inspect for cracks and deep grooves.
    2. Inspect for out of round and taper.
    3. Inspecting for hot spots (black in color).
To install:
  1. Install the brake drum onto the vehicle aligning the reference marks on the axle flange.
  2. Install the tire and wheel assembly and hand-tighten the lug nuts.
  3. Carefully lower the vehicle, then tighten the lug nuts to 100 ft. lbs. (140 Nm).
  4. Road test the vehicle for proper brake operation.

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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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the brake shoes are likely stuck in the grooves worn into the drum. You need to back off the brake shoe adjusting wheel to loosen the brake shoes.
Also, the face of the drum usually has a couple of threaded holes you can screw bolts into to help pull the drums toward you.

First, hit all the way around the brake drum with a big hammer to loosen the drum from the center hub.
Then, istall the screws to help pull the drum.

to back off the adjuster with a screwdriver:

  1. NOTE: If the brake drum will not come off, follow these steps.
  2. Loosen the brake shoe adjusting screw nut (2047).
  3. Using a screwdriver, move the brake shoe adjusting lever (2A176) off the brake adjuster screw (2041).
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Below is a description of how to replace the rear brake shoes. You didn't mention if it is 2 wheel or 4 wheel drive.
Hope this helps.
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  1. Raise and support the vehicle safely.
  2. Mark the relationship of the wheel to the hub and remove the wheel.
  3. Mark the relationship of the drum to the hub and pull the drum from the brake assembly.

If the brake drums have been scored from worn linings, the brake adjuster must be backed off so the brake shoes will retract from the drum. The adjuster can be backed off by inserting a brake adjusting tool through the access hole provided. In some cases the access hole is provided in the brake drum. A metal cover plate is over the hole. This may be removed by using a hammer and chisel.
To install:
  1. Align the mark on the drum to mark on hub and install drum
  2. Align the mark on the wheel to mark on drum and install wheel
  3. Adjust brake lining as needed. Pump brakes

  1. Raise and support the vehicle safely.
  2. Mark the relationship of the wheel to the hub and remove the wheel.
  3. Mark the relationship of the drum to the hub and pull the drum from the brake assembly. If the brake drums have been scored from worn linings, the brake adjuster must be backed off so the brake shoes will retract from the drum. The adjuster can be backed off by inserting a brake adjusting tool through the access hole provided. In some cases the access hole is provided in the brake drum. A metal cover plate is over the hole. This may be removed by using a hammer and chisel.

To install:
  1. Align the mark on the drum to mark on hub and install drum
  2. Align the mark on the wheel to mark on drum and install wheel
  3. Adjust brake lining as needed. Pump brakes

  1. Raise and support the vehicle safely.
  2. Mark the relationship of the wheel to the hub and remove the wheel.
  3. Mark the relationship of the drum to the hub and pull the drum from the brake assembly. If the brake drums have been scored from worn linings, the brake adjuster must be backed off so the brake shoes will retract from the drum. The adjuster can be backed off by inserting a brake adjusting tool through the access hole provided. In some cases the access hole is provided in the brake drum. A metal cover plate is over the hole. This may be removed by using a hammer and chisel.

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To install:
  1. Align the mark on the drum to mark on hub and install drum
  2. Align the mark on the wheel to mark on drum and install wheel
  3. Adjust brake lining as needed. Pump brakes

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