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Brake drums How do I remove the rear drum on my 2004 Aveo?

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Try using a hub puller. I used one with sucess on my 2004 Aveo. The Aveo has studs that are installed in the brake drum (rather than in a hub behind the drum). I used a hub puller with arms that bolted to the wheel studs with a center screw that drives down on the spindle (visible after the drums dust cap is removed). Remove the cap and the spindle nut, install the puller, and a few turns are all that are needed to pop the drum off.

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Im sorry but there is not great manuals on the web, i have searched for a week strait just trying to find the tool numbers i need to replace a bearing Chevy has put a monopoly on letting people work on there cars, my advice get full coverage and ram into a tree or something and buy a Ford.

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Look, there are great manuals on the web, search the right manual for you.

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I have a 2004 chevy aveo. the rear driver side brake is locked. can not turn tire. how can I get the drum off. am having a lot of problems

you are going to have to access the hole in the back of the hub with a screwdriver and back off the self adjuster.

The inside of the drum looks like the below pic. The adjuster is the long horizontal cylinder above the axle. It has a gear on it. Stick your screwdriver in and turn the gear until the drum loosens.


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To remove the brake drum you'll have to try and coast the car to a stop where ever you plan to do this. If you stop using the brakes the shoes will not retract all the way making it very difficult to remove the drum. Do not set the parking brake either as this will cause the shoes to prevent the drum from sliding off.

Raise and support the vehicle
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If you intend to replace the shoes and do not have a service manual I suggest you use the other side as a model when installing the new shoes.

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move the nut and hit the drum untill you see some movement then try to move it back if still give you hard time there is adjuster in the back of the drum try to loose it to make the drum free

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Removal of Rear Brake Drum on 2004 Chevy Aveo

1.Release parking brake.
2. Apply the brake pedal at least 10 times.
3. Raise and support vehicle with jack stands, etc.
4. Remove the tire and wheel assembly.
5. Remove the lock ring and the caulking nut from the spindle.
6. Remove the drum from the spindle.
Note: Pull the drum straight off the spindle.

There is an opening on the inside for adjusting the tension,It's under a rubber cap.You can use a screw driver to make the adjustment

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