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Old 05-29-2007, 10:01 AM   #1
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Default How do you remove Brake Drum?

It's been awhile since I've dealt with removing a rear brake drum. I may be wrong,... but isn't there a hole on the back side that you stick a screwdriver to relieve the tension, so you can take the drum off?

Or do I just need a puller? I just can't remember how to do it.

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Old 05-29-2007, 10:14 AM   #2
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Default Re: How do you remove Brake Drum?

There's no hole on a Saturn but, it's usually not the shoes that are holding the drum on anyway. The drum gets rusted to the axle in the center. You can usually bust it loose by beating around the out edge with a hammer.

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Old 06-02-2007, 10:12 PM   #3
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Default Re: How do you remove Brake Drum?

leave the parking bake down... (not engaged). the drum should come straight off.

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Old 06-02-2007, 10:19 PM   #4
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Default Re: How do you remove Brake Drum?

If it doesnt, thread a bolt into the hole of the drum and slowly tighten it with a rachet. It will come loose, but may just bust out all at once. I did this on my friend's pathfinder. I find that beating it off is a last resort.

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Old 06-02-2007, 11:00 PM   #5
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Default Re: How do you remove Brake Drum?

The place where the drum sticks is...

A) the drum sticks to the hub (like BarnOwl said) or

B) the drum gets a rust ridge inbetween where the shoe rides and the end of the drum.

If senerio "A" then hit the drum inbetween the studs with a hammer until the drum pops off of the hub

If senerio "B" then do the same thing as "A" then get two screwdrivers or prybars,put then inbetween the drum and backing plate,pry until the drum comes off.

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Old 06-03-2007, 03:35 AM   #6
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Default Re: How do you remove Brake Drum?

prying between the drum and backing plate will accomplish nothing but bending the backing plate.

I've found a chisel very helpful in hammering the outer edge and getting a good grip on the lip. When you have it apart you'll realize that outer lip is not very important.

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Old 06-03-2007, 08:30 AM   #7
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definitely do not pry against the backing plate. that just bends it. you can tap on the drum with a mallet to pop it loose from the hub that's holding it in place with rust.

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Old 06-04-2007, 09:40 AM   #8
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Here's my last resort. I've only done it once in 35 years as a DIY.



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Old 06-04-2007, 09:56 AM   #9
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Default Re: How do you remove Brake Drum?

Apparently you're not a 'gorilla' mechanic! Now before you get any ideas I had the same drum removal problems you have and countless others will in the future with this stuck brake drum symptom. Beating on it with whatever you can dream up won't work unless you have a brother-in-law in the auto body repair business. After giving up trying I went to him and he did this; took a long 2 x 4 or appropriate piece and placed it on the lip of the brake drum from under the car to force the drum away from the wheel hub, beat on the other end of the 2x 4 with the largest hammer he had (you know body shops have many tools) rotating the drum between beatings and voila! The drum eventually came off, star adjuster backed off or not! Sometimes its good to use gorilla strength as he demonstrated that forcing the drum off from the backside against the lip with large beatings from a heavy hammer will drop the drum in no time. I was astounded and impressed. Will never forget this example and the brake drum never suffered from the beating. When you think it over you'll see the simplicity of this maneuver, hammering the drum against the thin lip to force the drum away from the wheel hub. True gorilla mechanics w/o a drum puller needed!

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