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Old 03-28-2012
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Stuck brake drum

I tried to remove my brake drum to replace my brake shoes. The drum appears to be stuck in the drum grooves and I cannot move the brake adjustment lever. Any ideas? I have an angle grinder, but don't want to spend time attempting to cut it apart. I have already used the hammer.
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Get a bigger hammer.
hit it left to right. to get it to wiggle.
if that doesn't work, then hit it up and down.
Don't use heat. Brake fluid is flammable.
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x3 on the bigger hammer, it will go eventually
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Buy a hardware kit and cut the pins off on the back of the back plate, everything should fall off. Your drums can wear down so much that the shoes get caught on that lip. Most of the time if i cant get the drum of easily i cut those pins. A hardware kit should be less than $10.
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i used a 7lb steel mallet and shattered the drum on my green truck. had to come off one way or the other lol
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yea you gotta use some muscle. it will come off, keep at it.
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BMFH or air hammer
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I've air hammered them before. But its not as worthwhile as it is to do it with a hammer.
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http://www.tengtools.com.au/brake-drum-puller.html

This can be real handy. I think mine is KD or Lisle but can't find a link right now.
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if you cut those pins on the back its alot quicker than a hammer
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