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Wondering how to get to the brake shoes to change them , cant get the drums off

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    Why are you having all these issue? Have you ever done this type work before. What can't you seen to figure out?

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The drums are stuck because a groove the width of the brake shoes is worn into the drum causing a lip on open end of drum. you will have to force the brake adjusters to loosen shoes. it isnt easy to do but you got to take a small screw driver and push the ratchet that tightens the brake shoes away from the teeth on the adjuster wheel then turn the wheel to loosen. i sometimes would just cut off the hold down pins from the backside of the backing plate then just carefully pull drum off so as not to damage the wheel cylinder and other hardware

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