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How to remove rear brake drum. Help Please!

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Old 09-17-2010, 02:26 PM
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Default How to remove rear brake drum. Help Please!

I am trying to remove my rear brake drum to replace a wheel stud but I cant get it off. Ive used plenty of WD40 because I dont have my pbblaster. Ive beat the s*** out of it with a hammer and it still wont budge. Is there any special tool I need or method.
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Old 09-17-2010, 02:29 PM
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Does it move at all, or is it still seized on the axle shaft?

If it isn't moving, you need to take a BFH and hit it on the face of the drum between the lugs, alternating around the drum. Beating the drum from behind isn't doing you any favors.

If it's moving a little, it's hung up on the shoes. You can remove the adjuster plug on the backing plate and use a screw driver to spin the star adjuster to loosen the shoes.
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Old 09-17-2010, 02:33 PM
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Ive been hitting the face with a hammer like u said but can you tell me more in detail about the star. It moves a little but I cant get it all the way off
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Old 09-17-2010, 02:37 PM
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I finally got it off I just needed to put some more cajones into it.
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Old 09-17-2010, 02:44 PM
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Sorry about the mulitiple posting. Computer slowed down so I kept pushing submit.
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Did you get the drum off, or just the self adjuster?
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yeah BFH AND SOME PB BLASTER AND SOME *** BEHIND IT. AND MAKE SURE THE E- BRAKE IS OFF...
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Another method would be to jack the truck up, take the wheel off, spin one lug nut back onto a stud about half way down, start up the truck, put it in drive, let spin a little bit, and then jab the brakes and see what happens.
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Old 09-18-2010, 02:49 AM
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I did get the drum off and just put the new 22's on it. Getting the new stud into place was a PITA, I had to use another large nut and a metal brace. I had to tighten the wheel nut till it pulled it into place.
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Old 09-19-2010, 04:06 AM
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Another trick that works better than pb is coca-cola. Learned that from an audi tech. o2 sensors bolts anything it works better than anything out there. Kinda crazy to think we drnk that stuff!
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