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Trying to replace brake shoes on 05 focus, have removed wheels & released handbrake but no way will the drums come off.

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Get a heavy hammer and hit them going all the way around the drum, sometimes you really have to lay into them, but they will come off.

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How do you remove the rear wheel drum to replace the brake shoes and bearings of the Tata Indica lsi 1400 2006?


Usually jack up and secure the car. Remove the wheel and release the handbrake to allow the drum to turn freely. Check for a locking screw then pull the drum off.

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I cannot get my brake drum to go on after installing new brake shoes I have tried using the adjuster but still nothing .


Ensure that you have the correct shoes for your vehicle. Some models may have two different sizes for that axles and if you get
the wrong size it may seem to fit, but won't go into the drum. If the shoes are correct, then you need to look at the drum itself. As the brake shoes rub the inside of the drum, they wear the drum down, leaving a raised ridge at the outside edge of the drum. This is what usually causes the issue of drums not going on. If adjusting the self adjuster all the way down to the smallest possible size won't work, then you need to take the drums to a mechanic and have them turned down to get rid of the ridge. It is usually recommended to turn the drums regardless, but they may be under minimum thickness and then would need to be replaced.

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Make sure your handbrake cable is adjusted properly. Adjust the rear brake shoes down to where the wheels turn freely with the linings only just touching the drums. Be sure to pump the pedal a few times after adjusting, then try again.
The front wheels (pads and calipers) will just about never bind, so concentrate on the rear wheels. If you do suspect the front wheels, release the bleeder valve for just a second and then try again.

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How do you release the rear brakr shoes to remove the drum and bearings?


Remove or disconnect the following:
  • Rear wheel
  • Wheel speed sensor, if equipped
  • Brake drum, bearing and spindle assembly
  • Brake shoe hold-down springs and pins
  • Brake shoe assembly from the wheel cylinder and anchor block
  • Parking brake cable
  • Lower return spring
  • Upper return spring
  • Primary shoe from the strut and brake shoe adjuster
  • Parking brake return spring
  • Secondary shoe from the strut support
I hope this answers your question. Best of luck!
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How to change rear barke shoes


Brake Drums & Brake Shoes Removal & Installation To Remove:
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  1. Raise and safely support rear of vehicle.
  2. Release parking brake.
  3. Remove rear wheel assemblies. NOTE: If brake drum is stuck, install two 8 mm bolts into threaded holes and tighten evenly.
  4. Remove top return spring, front and rear shoe spring clips and hold-down pins.
  5. Remove anti-rattle spring and adjuster spring. NOTE: Note position of operating lever prior to removal.
  6. Remove bottom return spring.
  7. Remove clip and washer and detach parking brake cable from rear shoe.
  8. Remove brake shoes.
To Install:
  1. Lubricate all brake shoe contact points with appropriate grease.
  2. Place operating level into position on hub.
  3. Install rear brake shoe and connect parking brake cable to rear shoe with washer and clip.
  4. Install front brake shoe and install bottom return spring.
  5. Install hold-down pins and spring clips.
  6. Position operating lever and install top return spring.
  7. Install anti-rattle spring and adjuster spring.
  8. Install brake drum and screws.
  9. Adjust brakes and install rear wheel assemblies.
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Left rear wheel will not turn at all and is locked on. The right rear is just dragging. The handbrake appears to have released normally. Car is a one year old small Chrysler - it belonds to a friend and is...


Does the car have drums or disc brakes on the rear? If it has drums then the handbrake lever may not be releasing on the rear shoe itself or a spring or brake lining could have let go and got jammed. If the handbrake lever is the problem then removing the wheel and striking the drum with a large ball peen hammer should release it (may be barbaric but it works), this will not solve the problem the brakes would have to be removed and serviced or replaced depending on the problem. If the vehicle however has disc brakes on the rear then the caliper on that wheel may have become stuck or seized, normally they are replaced nowadays if this occurs since rebuild kits are not readily available. Still with disc brakes could also have stuck pad in its guide on the bracket, although much less likely, also tends to be less costly since you only have to remove and clean it up (rust, etc). If the handbrake is inside the rotor (internal drum), then you could have a problem with the shoes or lever releasing inside the rotor (depending on the setup on the rear). As well if it were not brakes in very, very rare occasions a wheel bearing could lock up, not very likely though. hope this will help you good luck

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Most vehicles that have drums on the rear have a slot (maybe plugged with a rubber or plastic plug) where when the plug is removed, a "star wheel" adjuster (used to spread the brake shoes) becomes accessible with a tool called a brake spoon. If you rotate the star wheel such that the brake shoe "Spread" is less, the drum should come off. And yes, it is probably the pads catching on a ridge. Getting the drums turned might be in order...
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Replace rear brakes adjust handbrake


The hand brake hardly ever needs ajusting. See your hand brake mechanincly spreads your rear brake shose inside the drum. Therefore just replace your rear shoes and make sure there ajusted right and you should have no more problems with that part of your car. PS make sure you put some 3M paste on the contact points on your backing plate to avoid a squeak in the near future.

May 16, 2009 | 2001 Ford Focus

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Handbrake problem


hi fro uk when you reassembled brake shoes? did you notice the tubular bar just below b/cylinder? it fits between the two shoes and has a toothed wheel on the treaded side(l/h) this is the auto adjuster ie as tooth wheel is rotated it extends the treaded side thus adjusting shoes to drum o/k? this is normally done auto by the small lever below but when fitting new shoes you must adjust this rod with tooth wheel and keep trying drum fitting when you can fit drum /just? fit and press brake to centralise shoes to drum then adjust again if req'd so that drum fits and rotates withh shoes not binding ?? do both sides THENyou willdrums fitted you will feel b/pedal is improved ie less travel on braking ? SO FIRST THING YOU HAVE TO DO IS SLACKEN OFF H/BRAKE CABLE ADJUSTMENT /SLACK ? then proceed with the above instruction afterwards if you do as above then you pull h/brake up one notch ? then adust slack from cable to light tension release h/brake and ensure wheels rotate freely when you apply h/brake it should hold on approx four//five notch ? hope this helps

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hi there, you will need to slacken of the cable adjuster just next to the handbrake lever under its gaiter, jack up the vheicle and remove the rear wheels, remove the rear brake drums, clean and adjust the brake shoes also remove any dust from the drum, if the shoes are worn out they will need replacing, with the drums removed check everything is working freely by getting someone to operate the handbrake lever as you visually inspect the shoes you should see them moving backwards and forwards, if not then strip down and free off, i would advice doing one side at a time so you always have a point of referance to work from. check the wheel cylinder is free and not leaking, if so replace. adjust the brake shoes and refit the drums, once this is done readjust your hanbrake cable so it comes up 3-4 clicks, if this seems a little dawnting your local garage should be able to do you this job for a small fee, hope this helps

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