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You take off the top spring then the adjuster then release the spring holding the back shoe then take off the bottom spring then the front shoe spring with that shoe loose you can disconnect the parking brake do not set the parking bake to do a brake job you can't get the drum off to start with
No special tool needed, the adjustment is on the inside of the back wheel drums, there is a little inspection hole usually plugged with a rubber grommet, remove the grommet and use a flat screwdriver to adjust the brake shoes, you might need a torch to get you started, I changed my brake shoes about two weeks ago on my 1996 ford explorer, I had no handbrake and when I stripped the back drums to get to the brake shoes it was virtually metal on metal, no brake shoe left at all. let me know if this helps, cheers Rockie
The rear drums on a 1950 Plymouth are held in place by a large nut and a taper on the axle. Therefore after removing the axle nut you will need a drum puller to get the drum off of the axle. Do not try to use a finger style gear puller, you will not be able to get the fingers behind the drum.
You're lacking some info about this issue. Who replaced the brake pads?
It sounds like they may have been incorrectly installed.
Another thing... You say "brake pads" but say nothing about the brake shoes. This leads me to believe that the front pads were changed and the rear brake shoes were not.
If you do not know how to change them yourself, go to a reputable place to get them checked. Be specific about your problem and have them check the front rotors and brake pads and the rear brake shoes and the drums.
It is quite possible that the rear drums need to be replaced or turned. Drums and rotors are fairly inexpensive so I would consider replacing them BOTH.
With a little more info, I'm sure someone here could help more
No they are not pressed on. When the drum gets worn it is hard to get off of the shoes. I would smack it on the front of the drum and then the back. This should close up the shoes enough to get the drum off.
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Whenever you have new brake pads put on it is best to have the rotors cut. Otherwise they can shudder or grab or any number of things. If the vehicle is pulling to one side or another it could be a frozen caliper. Calipers should always be replaced in pairs. As with all brake work, anything done to one side absolutely needs to be done to the other. Always purchase medium grade brake pads and shoes. Premium pads and shoes are almost always too agressive for any rotor to withstand and will generate excessive heat and premature wear. If your brakes seem like they arent releasing it is most likely the calipers.
Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
Remove the rear wheels.
Remove the drums.
Remove the automatic adjuster spring and lever.
Remove the hold-down clips and pins.
Rotate the automatic adjuster starwheel enough so both shoes move out far enough to be free of the wheel cylinder boots.
Disconnect the parking brake cable from the actuating lever.
Remove the lower shoe to shoe spring.
With the shoes held together by the upper shoe to shoe spring, remove them from the backing plate.
Kelsey Hayes rear brake assembly (left side shown)Exploded view of the drum brake assembly—2004 model shown
GOODLUCK, shoes for this car ~ 15 bucks at auto zone.