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Old 05-11-2011, 03:00 PM
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I own a 2006 Dakota club cab, v6. I am having terrible problems with the brakes. The entire truck seems to shudder when I apply the brakes. I have changed the Front Rotors, Front brake pads, and also had Rear Drums Replaced. The shop did not replace the rear shoes, and I feel this may be the problem. I have been told I need special tool to pull the rear drums off. Can anyone help? Do I need anything special ??
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I own a 2006 Dakota club cab, v6. I am having terrible problems with the brakes. The entire truck seems to shudder when I apply the brakes. I have changed the Front Rotors, Front brake pads, and also had Rear Drums Replaced. The shop did not replace the rear shoes, and I feel this may be the problem. I have been told I need special tool to pull the rear drums off. Can anyone help? Do I need anything special ??
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A hammer!!!


I don't think there is a "special" tool. I have not done mine but i have never heard about a special tool for taking the drums out!
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all you need, if they are stuck is a couple of 9/16 bolts. there are threaded holes you put them in to remove the drum. Shuddering is a common problem on these trucks, not sure if, by 2006, they got it fixed. I know there was a tsb where they replaced the axle and drums, etc.
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Adjust the brakes in as far as you can then grab the bfh to loosen it up.
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Old 05-11-2011, 07:23 PM
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Heat and beat. With a BFH.
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Old 05-11-2011, 07:33 PM
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if there new they should slide off with a few good smacks with a hammer. if that even.

and your shake your should check the ledge that pads sit on most places wont fill in the holes that are created i just filled the holes with a welder and grinded mine smooth. my shake went away
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The drums on my '99 were stuck tight. Didn't think I was going to get them off.
Followed your advice (Heat, beat and got a BFH) and they are off.
No pads left either side....Don't think the Hubs have ever been off (80K miles).
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I barrowed a drum puller and it worked well. They where rusted on the hubs. Backing out the shoes will not make a difference but that is a normal procedure anyway. Do not bang them off that may cause damage to the axel bearings. Changing the rear brakes including the drums make a big difference in the shutter problem. The drums become out of round and run out is beyond correction.
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I am changing the shoes on my '06, drums came off, shoes went on, and now the drums won't go back on. Any ideas? My neighbors and I have tried everything we know of. Any help would be appreciated. I lose my secondary vehicle in a few days!
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I am changing the shoes on my '06, drums came off, shoes went on, and now the drums won't go back on. Any ideas? My neighbors and I have tried everything we know of. Any help would be appreciated. I lose my secondary vehicle in a few days!
You need to adjust the brake pads in. The new pads are larger the on the warn down ones.

Get the5000+ page service manual from
http://dodgeforum.com/forum/3rd-gen-...s-manuals.html

Its just to hard to explain how to adjust them.
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