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Rear brakes 2004 suzuki swift

Hi, I started to back and up the left rear wheel locked up, forward or reverse it would not release . i did get the drum turning but i can not get it off. I have pried and beat on the drum it will not come off. any thing else I can do, I don't have a set of torches so heat is out of the question.

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You need to realease the ajustment all the way if you dont have torches and hit the drum with big hammer try to hit all over the drum not at the same place you might warp the drum thank you pierre

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