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I just tried to take of the drum brake to fix the rear brakes but it did not came out. I tried hard but it doesn't work. On the driver side the drum was easy to take off, but in the passenger side I couldn't do it. Now, when I drove the car I heard a strong sound on the rear side that I did never open. Why I couldn't take of the drum brake and how I can do that ?. Ciro Quirante.

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Behind the drum towards the top you should see a hole where you can insert a screwdriver to back the brakes off. Turn it one way or the other till the wheel freespins easily. Take a hammer and lightly tap on the outside of the drum. The drum should easily slide off now.

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