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Re: Rear brake Drums, How to remove them????

From: Pete
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Date: June 28, 2003


I just finished doing mine. I sprayed PB Blaster on the hubs everyday for a week before I attempted to pull with a heavy duty hub puller.Leave the castle nut on the end. This helps prevent the end from spliting where the cotter pin goes through.On the backing plate there is an eccentric nut that you can turn to bring the brake shoes away from the drum.This takes away the pressure off the drums. One of my drums came right off within a few minutes and the other one took about 25 minutes. I used a small hand held propane torch to help along. Hope this helps.


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