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I can not get the rear rotor to come off. seams like it is getting stuck on the inner brake shoes

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It probably is,make sure the E-brake is off, give it a good whack with a lead hammer, if it doesn't let go, you will have to loosen it up with the adjusters, A screwdriver will do, or else release the cable from one of it's holds to give it some slack, it would probably be easier. If you can't do that, go in behind the drum, a small slot will let in a brake tool or a screwdriver, turn one way while spinning the rotor, if it gets tighter, you have to go the other way. It should loosen it up. Hope this helps.

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