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How do you change rear drum brakes on a dodge ram 1500. I cannot get the drums off.

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  • Anonymous Oct 18, 2008

    I've turned the star wheel as far as it will go, in the correct direction. I've heated the drums, sprayed them with rust buster, and beat them with a BIG hammer all to no avail.

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Try penetrating oil on the lug nuts where they meet the drum. Let it penetrate and gently tap the back edge of the drum while turning it. I just pulled mine off today and it required a lot of patience. My adjuster was inaccessible as the adjustment hole(s) were still sealed from the factory

Posted on Oct 19, 2008

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Should be an oval or oblong hole at the bottom of the backing plate where you remove a rubber plug,insert a flatblade screwdriver that allows you to turn the brake adjuster,so that the shoes will back off,and release the brake drum.You may turn it the wrong way and actually tighten the shoes on the drum,but you will know that by turning the drum,and realize to go back the other way with the adjuster.Good luck.

Posted on Jul 26, 2008

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