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I cant get the rear brake drums off ,Icant get the adjusters to back off

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If you can turn the adjustment wheel to tighten, you're on the right track. To turn the wheel to loosen, you have to depress the spring loaded locking tab while turning the wheel.

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Are you absolutely certain you are backing them off??? try going the other direction ... I believe one is right hand and the other is left hand ...

If they are backed off ... tap the rim of the hub with hammer --- be gentle ---

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I have a 2000 suziki grand vitara and cant furure out how to remove the rear drums


  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  2. Remove the rear wheel(s).
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