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REAR BRAKES I cannot remove the rear brake drum to get to the brake shoes.

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    REMOVE REAR BRAKE DRUM

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    Drum will not go back on

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I think your aware of how to change the brakes if im right and your problem is the rusted drum doesnt want to come off the only way to get the old drum off is to remove adjuster plug from behind drum dustshield and adjust the shoes so that there not even close to the braking area of the drum then try and wiggle the drum off of the assembly if it is not coming off then you need to use the old nylon hammer on the drum and i mean you must hit the drum from side to side trying by hand to wiggle the drum off its a tight fit and you need to strike the drum on the face not on the fins not wanting to damage with persistance and care and patience you will eventually be able to remove the drum to service brakes take care and good luck with it

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About half of all car manufacturers still use drum style rear brakes. Drum brakes are not as efficient as disc brake systems but, drum brakes are easily produced and can be used on the rear of a vehicle since only about 30% of the braking is performed by the rear brakes. Rear brake shoes are more difficult to service when worn and may require special tools to service. Rear brake shoes performance is more effected by water and rain; the braking ability is greatly compromised. Full braking ability will not return until fully dry. (READ COMPLETELY BEFORE STARTING!)
Step 1 of 6. Identify rear brake shoes and wheel cylinder components
Remove brake drum to inspect brake shoes for wear. If the brake material is less than 1/8 inch, they need to be replaced in most cases. Check the wheel cylinder for leaks. Remove the dust boot from the side of the wheel cylinder and check for brake fluid leaks. If brake fluid is present the wheel cylinder needs replacing. Also check brake shoe hardware, return and mounting springs, and replace if damaged or broken.
Step 2 of 6. Removing the brake shoes and wheel cylinder.
Use the brake spring tool to remove the return spring to each of the brake shoes.
Step 3 of 6. Removing brake shoe mounting springs.
Hold the rear of the retainer pin. Insert brake shoe removal tool over retainer clip, press down and twist counter clockwise. Remove spring and retainer. Inspect and replace as needed. Then remove the rear brake shoes and remaining hardware. Match the old brake shoes to the new brake shoes. Both sets should match up exactly. Then transfer hardware to new brake shoes. thenk you

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SOURCE: remove rear brake drums

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1. After removing the wheel, remove the brake drum. 2. Remove the shoe hold down spring, the automatic adjuster spring and adjuster lever.
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3. Spread the shoes and remove the shoe adjuster. 4. Remove the shoe to shoe spring and shoe hold down spring.
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SOURCE: Rear drum brakes system operation

This flat bar is for the emergency brake, it is leveraged by a pivoting arm attached to the rear brake show and pushes the primary shoe, upon application.

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Posted on Sep 16, 2009

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SOURCE: 2005 chevrolet silverado crew cab with rear drum

usually this is caused by moisture rust build up in the drum since they dont breath well. do you not drive alot or is it wet there? best chance at a remedy is to periodicly remove drum and spray out w solvent. a film of grease on the axle flange and the drum hub helps too. make sure whell cylinder is not seizing or e-brake sticking causing them to drag,heat up, and bake the lining which will make them sing a high pich tune

Posted on Aug 24, 2009

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SOURCE: Need to remove then repair rear drum brakes

jack up one side at a time without the ebrake on as that will engage only the rear brakes remove lugs and have a good hammer handy and tap on the drum until it will pull off

Posted on May 19, 2009

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SOURCE: 2001 dodge neon rear drum removal wheel cylinder

You need a pullers to get it off.But if your lucky putting a screwdriver between the drum and back-plate and pize it when your hitting with a hammer it may come off.good luck.

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