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Made noise when turning, now has hole in drum towards the back where the wheel turns the drum, hole about 2in. around

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I've seen a few drums where the welded seam of the drum cracked, which causes a thumping noise. I guess if you let that go too long, you will end up with your senerio. Time to replace the drum.

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I need to know how to change the back drum brakes on a 1997 grand caravan

When you get it up on jack stands, look on the back side of the wheel assembly. There are 2 rubber plugs you can remove with your fingers. Remove the on on the top, not on the side. From this hole there is a spring. Behind the spring is a star wheel adjuster. you will need to use a small screw driver and turn this wheel down around 1 turn. This loosens the shoes and the drum come right off.
If this doesn't work, there are 2 screw holes on the front of the drum. You can screw bolts in and it will force the drum off. (only do this after the other method fails!!!)

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your guide wheels that the drum rides on at the back of the dryer could b worn or where they sit on the post to turn on the actual wheel the center may b gone so wheel is wobbling instead of running . UNPLUG THE DRYER BEFORE U TRY THIS there should be an access door that u can pop off take a flaslight and look at back of the machine in the hole just under the drum on each side for cracked or worn wheels . Turn the drum by hand watching for any jumping of the drum if the wheels or the belt r bad this will cause that noise if u r a handy person u can usually buy a kitt where you get the new wheels and belt otherwise the other option . is to have repair guy come in to change it. there is also a felt ring that goes all the way around the edge of the drum this can either wear out or actually come off the drum this felt is also on the back of the drum when checking wheels u should b able to see it check for wear and tear

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How to remove rear brake drum on a toyota tazz 2004 model

3 methods: Sometimes you have to get to the adjusters from behind the drum, and turn the brake shoes inward, so the drum slides past them. Sometimes tricky to turn the adjuster wheel inside the drum (look for a rubber plug to remove and see the adjuster.) A couple of small screwdrivers will be needed, one to turn the adjuster wheel, and one to push a little clip away from the adjuster wheel so it can turn-tricky till you get the hang of it.
2. Best way to remove the drum, if your drum has two small drilled and threaded holes just out from the drum's center hole and opposite each othe on the drum-those holes are for drum removal. Find or buy two short bolts that will fit the holes and turn them in evenly. The bolts will contact the backing plate and force the drum outward. Usually you need to get it just moving a very little, then it will come off.
3. As a last resort, you can always heat the drum with a propane torch till the metal expands from the heat (15 minutes?). Tap it all around with a hammer, it should come free. Often what holds the drum fast is the center hole can have a rust build-up-sort of tacks itself to the center hub.

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I have a 2002 Toyota Camry v4 with ABS. When I turn right I hear a rubbing/grinding sound coming from the rear driver side wheel area. It doesn't happen all of the time. If I have been driving for more...

May be a wheel bearing and one can test this:  Raise vehicle and spin wheel while you hold your hand on the strut-spring.  If you feel a vibration and is different than the other, probaby is your wheel bearing.  Typically a wheel bearing will make noise when turning one way, and less or no noise when turning the other - doesn't have to be a sharp turn.  

I, however, suspect that (assuming its drum brakes and not rotors) that the springs holding the brake-pads on let go or something is in the drums - perhaps just corrosion or around the out lip of the drum where it contacts the backing plate - or the backing plate (Steel disk behind the drum) itself is rusted and bending into the brake drum, or perhaps you just need brake shoes.  Try putting on your E-brake but not too tight and move car back and forth several times, then put a little tighter and do again - this may cure the problem some, but sounds like you need rear brake adjustment or cleaning.
If it's a disk brake - check bearing in same way, or look for something rubbing on the inside of inner fender around wheel.
Good luck.
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GM rears are known for this noise it is usually caused by a pinion bearing that is coming apart or what they call bernelling ( I am not sure I spelled that correctly) it is little pits in the cones in the bearing it comes from lack of lubrication or the pinion seal leaking,you could pull the rear cover and drain the fluid into a dark pan and look for debris or alot of silver color.

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Kenmore Dryer 110 is making a loud squeaking noise.

Only a few things will make that noise. The squeaking is caused by a moving part having trouble turning while rubbing against a fixed part.
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  2. The drum support rollers are hard turning on their shafts
  3. The felt seals at the front or back of the drum is worn allowing metal to metal contact while turning
  4. An article has fallen into the housing around the blower wheel and the wheel is rubbing on it.
Listen for the frequency of the sound. The drum rollers and drum felts will squeak at the frequency of the tub turning. The idler pulley turns much faster as does the blower wheel. Knowing this will help pin down the cause.

The following link has valuable information on taking apart your style of dryer:

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Ok,remove wheel.The brake drum will come off with the hub as an assembly.Make sure the brake shoes are backed off enough to remove the assembly.If the inside of the drum isn`t worn to much,the drum will come off with a little effort.There will be a grease cap you need to remove.A large pair of channel lock pliers might work,if not try a flat head screwdriver and a hammer.There will be a lip around the grease cap sitting flush against the hub.Take the screwdriver and gently tap under the flange lip to see if the grease cap will start to move out away from the hub.Tilt the screwdriver handle towards the car,and tap the end of the screw driver so the cap will move toward you,away from car.Now go to the opposite side of the cap from where you are with the screwdriver now,and do the same thing.It can be a hassle to get it off without bending or peircing the cap.Continue until cap is removed.Two types of retaining nuts can be on this spindle.Look for a cotter pin going threw the nut(if it has a pin).Use a pair of needle noise pliers,and make the pin straight.You might use a pair of ****,or wire cutters to pull the cotter pin out.(remember to replace it with a new one when you go back with the new bearings)take the channel lock pliers and turn the nut counter clock wise to remove.It may have a cage around the nut you have to remove before you remove the nut with the channel lock pliers.If you have a nut without a cotter pin,then you have a lock nut.Lock nuts have to be removed with a lot more effort.Use a socket and a ratchet.and remove in the same order.There will be a large flat washer behind the nut after you remove the nut.Shimmey the brake drum back and forth side to side,and use the flat head screwdriver to helpremove the washer.The outer bearing is next,shimey the drum agai,or pull drum forward and remove drum and bearing.If it will not slide off easy.Use a peice of wood against the outer lip of drum,on back side and tap with hammer hard all the way around(please use goggles).If it does not try to come off,back brake adjuster off so brake shoes will let go.The inner bearing is on the inside of the drum.After you have the brake drum assembley in your hand,screw the nut back on the spindle about 5 or6 turns by hand.Put the drum back on until the nut is on the outside and you can see it.Now pick upward on drum and slide drum toward you about half way and stop and let the drum hang there.The nut should be half way inside the drum.With out picking up on the drum grasp drum and pull hard and fast toward you and the inner bearing and seal should be hanging on the spindle.To install new bearings ,pack the bearings with wheel bearing grease really good(they should have enough grease in them if they are not real easy to turn by hand.To remove the race(inner and outer)take a punch and place it on the race from the opposite side of where the race will come out(the race will come out the same side the bearing came out).Flip the drum(hub)over and remove the other race.Install the same way.but make sure the race is turned the right way(cup side out,not in)The bearing has to sit in the race.Ok the inner bearing is first to put in,then the seal.Tap the seal in with a hammer(also cup side in).Take the drum(hub)and slide it back on go over the the spindle,by twisting and pushing lightly,it has to go over a shoulder on the spindle.Then put the outer bearing in and the washer(notice the washer has a alienment that it will only go on one way).Now take the nut and put in on by hand .Take the channel lock pliers and tighten the nut until snug.Move the drum back and forth and tighten some more ,and alien the hole for the new cotter pin you purchsed and put the pin in.Bend the cotter pin so it can`t come out,and replace the grease cap and tap it on with hammer lightly,install wheel,and adjust brakes.To adjust brakes spin wheel and adjust brakes until the brake shoes start touching the drumuse a brake spoon).You are finished.

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You can check out a copy of Chilton's Auto Repair Manual Hyundai Excel 1986 - 1993 from your local public library. You can also buy this manual on the internet by using your favorite search engine (yahoo, google, etc) to locate a book seller.

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