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Rear Brake drums?

How do you remove the rear brake drums? we are trying to change the brakes. They won't come off!

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  • Anonymous Oct 04, 2008

    Make sure to loosen the adjustment wheel on the back of the brake drum, it is a little wheel in a sloted area. turn it over and over and over and over and the brake pads go in, then use the



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Start loosening the adjusters, blow out the dust with compressed air, do not breathe the dust as it is toxic.If it does not come out you will need to hammer carefully around the rim. If it still does not come out use a ball ping hammer, and hit the center of the drum being extremely careful not to hit the studs or you will damage it.
An alternative way to do this is hitting the drum in the center avoiding the studs and making sure you are hitting the drum and not the axle. Usually you hit it a couple of times with a hammer and the drum comes off. If you do not do it the right way you may damage brakes, studs and axle.

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