ohh the misery... - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > YJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > YJ General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 03-28-2008, 03:47 PM
Thread Starter
  #1
Jeeper
 
Felsengleiskette's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Detroit,Michigan
Posts: 600
ohh the misery...

i wrestled with removing my -in laws- rear axle on his jeep. the difficulty being he did a brake job on the rears and put the retracter screw in backwards but i made due and broke stuff till i got the brake cables out now im done with that axles...see-ya! I find a replacement axle, take it home and get goin' about to hook up the brake cables and bam! This idiot put his one side on backwards as well!!!!! So how can i get this friggin' drum off w/out killin stuff???

__________________
mine: 95' YJ-4"lift (Skyjacker) 2" body lift. chevy 350/th400/np241 swap. herculined interior, boat drain plugs for floor. TJ hood. 33" MTR. Up next: bigger axles.
Felsengleiskette is offline   Quote
Old 03-28-2008, 08:40 PM   #2
Jeeper
 
jpdocdave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: beach park, il
Posts: 8,162
do you mean the self adjust is in backwards? you should still be able to push the lever back, and force it to back off.

__________________
"The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president."
http://mybroadband.co.za/photos/data...re_cowbell.gif
jpdocdave is offline   Quote
Old 03-29-2008, 11:07 AM
Thread Starter
  #3
Jeeper
 
Felsengleiskette's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Detroit,Michigan
Posts: 600
yeah, its the selfadjust and the teeth are pointed the wrong way so my tool just slides over the teeth never catching them to move the screw. and it feels siezed. i've done countless drum jobs but this is a first for me. it wont budge. the passenger side which is still fact. original retracts fine but the drivers, whoever had this axle replaced the back brake dust cover and most likely the shoes, and this side is the side that wont budge... so lets assume im NOT an idiot and im not able to retract this brake the normal way. is there anything else i can do??? what if i cut the pins that hold the shoes in the drum from the backside on the dust cover??? if i force the drum off the axle without retracting the shoes will i damage the spider gears or seals in the tube??? i dont care if i ruin the brake parts, those are cheap and i was re-shoing anyway...
__________________
mine: 95' YJ-4"lift (Skyjacker) 2" body lift. chevy 350/th400/np241 swap. herculined interior, boat drain plugs for floor. TJ hood. 33" MTR. Up next: bigger axles.
Felsengleiskette is offline   Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 03-29-2008, 11:09 AM
Thread Starter
  #4
Jeeper
 
Felsengleiskette's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Detroit,Michigan
Posts: 600
and obviously trying to turn the adjust the other way just tightens the shoe to the drum even more.
__________________
mine: 95' YJ-4"lift (Skyjacker) 2" body lift. chevy 350/th400/np241 swap. herculined interior, boat drain plugs for floor. TJ hood. 33" MTR. Up next: bigger axles.
Felsengleiskette is offline   Quote
Old 03-29-2008, 01:04 PM   #5
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 58
We had a simular problem with ours. Brake shop removed drums by cutting the drums in half with a oxy/act torch to get em off. They were toast anyway. Then we discovered
previous owner forgot to replace ebrake plates etc, so no ebrake. (200.+ quoted for ebrakes) good luck with it. Also just found 98 YJ in Grand Rapids salvage yard If you need any parts
R.P.M. is offline   Quote
Old 03-29-2008, 01:48 PM   #6
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 96
felsn... you should be able to slide a long thin straight screwdriver in and push the adjuster lever out of the way so you can loosen the star wheel on the adjuster..it will not do any good to cut the hold down pins it will actually make it even worse..the wheel cylinder and anchor pin will still have the top and bottom of the shoes held in tight...good luck btw you should not be hurting the axle or seal unless you use the great blue wrench aka torch..
autogyver is offline   Quote
Old 03-29-2008, 07:39 PM
Thread Starter
  #7
Jeeper
 
Felsengleiskette's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Detroit,Michigan
Posts: 600
thanks guys,.... i got the drum off and am back in business. it took: a torch (heated up the tang on the retracter wheel through the little hole) a thin width very sharp chisel/ and a hammer. After the tang at the end of the wheel glowed red I "cut" the tang off where it connects to the bottom mount plate of the forward shoe w/ the chisel and hammer. then forced the shoes to retract from the other little inspection holes for the shoes with as big of a screwdriver as would fit in there. After inhaling tons of smoked rubber, brake fluid, and asbestos and burning pb blaster its done.....yay.

__________________
mine: 95' YJ-4"lift (Skyjacker) 2" body lift. chevy 350/th400/np241 swap. herculined interior, boat drain plugs for floor. TJ hood. 33" MTR. Up next: bigger axles.
Felsengleiskette is offline   Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
92 Wrangler Slave Cylinder Misery - HELP!!! wyoming92 YJ Tech Forum 3 08-21-2007 07:28 PM





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:32 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, Gladiator, Mopar and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to FCA US LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with FCA US LLC.