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How to remove rear drum on dodge truck - 1983 Dodge Pickup

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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

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SOURCE: Seized rear brake drum on a 1997 Dodge Ram 1500

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

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SOURCE: How to get brake drums off of 1998 Dodge Dakota?

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

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SOURCE: remove the rear brake drum on 2004 Dodge Caraven

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

Dave Leoni

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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

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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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The pad drums of your 2000 Dodge Grand Caravan can wear with use. Heat buildup in the brakes can glaze, warp or crack the drum. If that happens, replacement of the drum is the only way to fix it. In most cases, you can remove the rear drums, replace them with a new set and leave the existing shoes on the van. Take a minute and inspect the brake shoes thoroughly while you have the drums off the van.


  1. Loosen the lug nuts on the rear of your 2000 Dodge Grand Caravan with a lug wrench. Do not take them off the wheel studs.
  2. Raise the rear of the van with a jack and support it on a set of jack stands. Place the stands under the rear suspension, making sure they are secure. Remove the lug nuts from the wheel studs and pull off the rear wheels.
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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

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) Park on a level surface. safety
) Block all the other wheels. safety
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) Slightly break the rear wheel lug nuts seal while on ground. Just loosen do not remove.
) Jack up the rear wheel.
) Check to see the wheel will turn so you know the brake shoes are not binding against the drum.
) Now you can remove the lug nuts and wheel.
) Remove the drum. Some times the drum has frozen on with rust. You may have to use a hammer and hit along the drum near the outer edges to break it free.

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