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Old 06-08-2013, 08:34 PM   #1
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new drum brake

Good evening, today I did a rear brake job, new wheel cylinder, springs, and shoes. My question is what can I do to allow the drum to be more easily removed the next time. There seemed to be a grove in the shoe that would not allow the shoe to come off. I ended up using an air hammer to get it off. Any ideas are appreciated. Thank you

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Old 06-08-2013, 09:10 PM   #2
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One way to make removal easier is to back off on the adjuster before removing the drum. The star wheel can be accessed thru the slot on the backside. A couple of smacks with a mallet after that helps also.

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Old 06-08-2013, 09:36 PM   #3
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Unfortunately I did that this time. There was a ridge warn into the drum that was a bear to get over the shoes. Thanks for the reply though
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Old 06-08-2013, 10:02 PM   #4
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You should be able to back that adjustor up enough to get over that rust lip.Also
you might need to get a small screwdriver to push the lock away from that star wheel so you can back it off.
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Old 06-09-2013, 08:04 AM   #5
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Thanks for the tips I use them on the next adventure
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