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How to remove STUCK Drum Brake

Hey guys,

So here is my latest video on how to remove a stuck drum brake. What a pain this one was. Took me 2hrs to do this job!

If you have any methods, comment and let me know (for the next video possibly).

Also, if you like the video, give it a thumbs up and/or leave a quick comment on YouTube (it helps me out).

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I use two hammers, one with a good bit of curve in the claw. insert the nicely curved claw in between the back plate and drum and use the other hammer to smack on the hitting surface. the shock/prying force tends to pop them off easily
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I use two hammers, one with a good bit of curve in the claw. insert the nicely curved claw in between the back plate and drum and use the other hammer to smack on the hitting surface. the shock/prying force tends to pop them off easily
That is a good idea. My dad and I tried that with no luck at all... In this case it was stuck on good, but that would def help other situations!
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2 swings with a 5lb deadblow would probably have gotten that right off in 1 or more pieces.

good tips in the video though!
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2 swings with a 5lb deadblow would probably have gotten that right off in 1 or more pieces.

good tips in the video though!
Thanks! Do you think that could damage the wheel bearing? I was afraid to because they dont make the bearing for this car anymore and there is no aftermarket support... I should invest in a big hammer like that tho lol
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put one lug nut on and a hammer the drum on the oppisit side. the tightened lug will help in putting more forse on one of the side drum. The blow helps release the stuck drum by having less torque on it than where the lug nut is located.
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put one lug nut on and a hammer the drum on the oppisit side. the tightened lug will help in putting more forse on one of the side drum. The blow helps release the stuck drum by having less torque on it than where the lug nut is located.
Gonna have to try that! Thanks!
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Thanks! Do you think that could damage the wheel bearing? I was afraid to because they dont make the bearing for this car anymore and there is no aftermarket support... I should invest in a big hammer like that tho lol
I think the bearing would be ok as long as you don't miss the drum. On a ranger / b series, swing away though lol
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