Question about 1983 Dodge Pickup
Posted by Anonymous on
Jack it up and put solid brace under to hold up. Remove jack. Take tire off and you will see some push on holders on the lug screws. Remove them carefully as you will reinstall them. Then the drum should slide right off the lug screws.
Posted on Jul 16, 2014
loosen emergency brake both sides..open wheel cylinder and let fluid run as you pry gently side to side in between drum adn shoe through backing plate /drum area to collapse the shoes some..... use wd40 or quality rust buster at center of drum /axle area to loosen grip of rust fused metal at hub to drum ..tap tap with hammmer around circumference of drum to dislodge adn loosen shoes from drum and drum from axle..good luck.. be patient work slowly
Posted on Nov 11, 2008
There is a ridge that the brake shoe is grabbing against. Look for the little slot at the bottom of the drum and turn the adjuster either upwards or downwards...turning the drum to see when the drumm rotates. These get "stuck" very often. You just need to pop that thing off.
True fact here. You're gonna have to knock that thing off. Honestly, when you put the new shoes on, it will not be hard like it is taking off.
Good luck and post with other questions if you have them.
Posted on Mar 17, 2009
No just make sure your emergency cable is off and take a large hammer an hit it around the edge or corner lightly and spin at the same time also try pulling with your other hand as you spin this is a technique all mechanics use its very unlikely that you will have to loosen up the shoes with a brake spoon.REMEMBER THE OUTER ROUNDED EDGE ONLY WHERE ITS THE THICKIST.
Posted on Mar 23, 2009
SOURCE: back drum brakes
Remove the rubber plug at the back of the backing plate. Take a brake adjusting tool or screw driver through the hole and turn(pry) the brake adjuster to back off the brake shoes. There is a ridge worn in to the brake drum and that is keeping the brake drum on, even if you can wiggle it.
Posted on May 21, 2009
SOURCE: Rear drum removal
drill the heads off with a 5/16 bit like you would a rivet.then tap drum on its edg to pop it loose. Should not take much, so you don't need a sledge hammer.. you can remove the rest of the screw when the drum is off good luck
Posted on May 30, 2009
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