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How do I get the rear drums off when they are realy rusted and I have no torch to heat them

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  • Zaraki Nov 14, 2010

    There should be two 8 mm fine thread bolt holes located across from each other on the the brake drum and between the lug studs, thread two bolts into them and then tighten the two bolts down evenly and they will push the drum off from the wheel flange. (It often helps to spray some w-d 40 or some other kind of penetrating oil around the center of the brake drum at the wheel flange, and also be certain that the emergency brake is released)



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Rent a puller, assume you will need new drums when you are done, and pull them off with the puller. they will be warped and useless but you will have the new ones ready to go and they will not need to be turned. if they are really rusted, they are most likely shot anyway. new drums and rotors are cheap these days.

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