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Brake drums Can't find adjuster need to remove rear brake drums 1991 Buick La Sabre. Help

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  • Philgstewart Nov 16, 2008

    I''ve got the same problem with my 89 Lesabre. There is no slot for accessing the brake shoe adjuster. There must be some other trick to getting the drum off since the the drum is not rusted to the center spindle but rotatates slightly until the lug bolts stop it. Only thing left is the wear ridge in the drum the linings have caused and the drum won't slip over. At least that is what I am guessing

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    remove rear brake drum

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There is no opening to access the rear drum adjuster. Grab a good size hammer and hit the outside of the drum directly on the flat part to loosen it up, then just pull it off. Don't be afraid to hit it hard. And remember... Don't hit the lug studs! Hope this helps.

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