Brake Drum Removal


Old 05-15-07, 03:37 PM
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Brake Drum Removal

I have a 2000 Chrysler Town and Country Van that needs new rear brake shoes. The drum is frozen on and I can't get it off. I have tried WD40 and tapping, it doesn't seem to work Any other suggestions?

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Old 05-15-07, 05:46 PM
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Talking Drum Removal

Per other threads on this board, have you tried backing off the parking brake adjuster bolt? You should find an oval shaped rubber plug on the back side of the drum assembly (axle side). you can reach in with flat blade screwdriver and relase the pads by turning the star gear past the locking pawl. This should get the pads out of contact with the rotor. A mallot whack or two and you're there.
Old 05-16-07, 07:52 AM
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Drum brakes do not have pads and rotors. Brake shoes press outward on the inside of the drum to provide breaking power.
Old 05-16-07, 09:17 AM
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Facing the drum hit the outside edge facing you with a big hammer real hard.
Old 05-16-07, 09:29 AM
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