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Rear brakes Having trouble removing brake drums,any suggestions appreciated.

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Try removing a smsll amount of brake fluid from master cylinder and keep the cap off.also try heating the drums with a propane torch and pounding them with a hammer while they are still hot.

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#10 is access plug to back off adjusting wheel.

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