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How do I get the stuck front brake drum off my 2003 yamaha raptor 80?

I have tapped it (not lightly) with a hammer and I'm not getting any movement. Any suggestions?

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Heat it with a very hot heat gun and it will come off

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SOURCE: no front brakes on yamaha atv

if they are drum brakes you may need to adjust the starwheels between the brake shoes. just like old car brakes

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SOURCE: 2003 yamaha raptor 80 atv that will spin over but

If it's been sitting for a few months, theres a pin sized hole the gas flows through and it usually gets clogged. My would turn over and almost start, then start for a second and as soon as I gave it gas it would die out. It was getting a small amount of gas through the clog but not enough to start it everytime. It would start 1 in 10 tries as the seeping gas would build up enough to almost start. yours could be clogged up. Hope this helps.

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dude i have a 02 rapter 660 the reverse light was on and it wasent reving i took the battery out and took the ecu out and i found some disconnected wires fixed them and every thing was fine. if you still have a probley with it check the ecu...

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How do you remove the rear brake drum on a 2004 toyota corolla?


Be sure your parking brake is off.

Safely jack and support the rear corner of the vehicle and remove the tire/wheel from the car.

The drum *should* slide right off.

If you live in a northern area where rust is an issue, take two 12mm bolts and insert them into the two shallow threaded holes on the front of the drum.
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Do not rush or skip the penetrating oil, or you will strip the holes out, they are not very stout!

If you have aftermarket drums that do not have the threaded holes or the holes are stripped out, tap the facing area of the drum (where the wheel touches it) with a hammer using moderate pressure, and working in a circle around the face of the drum. This will loosen the rust and aid in removal. Check periodically for outward movement, if it goes a little bit but gets stuck, continue tapping with the hammer.
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Hello, there are two ways to get the drums off. One way is to use a brake spool, behind the drum is a small little opening (possible covered with a rubber tab just remove that). Inseart the brake spool into the the opening and rotate the star wheel till the brakes are backed off the drum. Second choice is use a hammer, very carefully tap around the drum until you can pull it off.

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take a ball peen hammer and tap all the way around the drum alot of times the drum is seized up by the brake dust or from wear of the shoes you may need to get your drums turned. When you tap the drum use some force not like driving a nail but hard enough to accomplish something.

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I cannot get the rear brake drums off. i have tried tapping with a hammer, but will not budge. I there anything holding the drum on other than pad pressure?


Is the emergency brake on? If it is then release the E-brake. If the e-brake is not on then contunue to tap around the drum it will brake loose after awhile. Sometimes when rear brake drums get to much brake dust, and the brakes get hot it kind of welds itself on. Tap the center a few times, after making sure the ebrake is not on

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I just replaced rotors on my 2003 Santa Fe, There are 2 phillips screws in the rotor that must be removed. There is an auto adjuster on bottom of brakes. That inspection hole is very small! Sometimes you must tap a hammer around the drum to loosen the rust. Hope this helps.

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Stuck brake drums are a pain in the ----. They get stuck for 2 reasons. 1. The center hub rusts to the drum. Spray lots of penetrating oil around hub center where drum slides over it. Tap the face (Flat side facing out) of the drum with a hammer to help break it loose. U can also get under the car (make sure it's supported w/ safety stands, front wheels blocked) w/ a block of wood against the edge of the drum hit the wood w/ a hammer. Turn the drum so u hit it all around the edge. If this doesn't work go to next step, 2. The brake shoes wear the drum down, and there is a ridge left behind on the drum that prevents (or makes) removal very difficult. It's probably a combination of both 1 and 2. On the back of the wheel is 1 or 2 slots used for access to adjust the brakes. If you can get a view inside (maybe w/ the help of a mirror and flashlight) you will see threaded adjuster (going from front to back inside drum). There will be a small 'wheel' on one end. This wheel has teeth like a sprocket and is what u turn to adjust the brakes. There is a small metal lever that rests on this wheel between 2 sprockets that only allows it to be turned in one direction, which is to adjust the brakes to expand, which is NOT what u want to do. You want to turn it the opposite way, which means u need to get a very thin screwdriver, push the small lever away from the sprocket, while turning the adjustment sprocket in the direction to 'shrink' or 'unadjust' if I can put it that way. This will allow u to pull the drum over the ridge formed on the edge of the drum.lots of luck countrycurt0

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