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Drums

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 84gmcjimmy, Dec 22, 2005.

  1. 84gmcjimmy

    84gmcjimmy 1 ton status

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    On a rear axle, with drum brakes...when it's not attached to a vehicle or wheels, are the drums supposed to fall off? I was moving a axle today and one of the drums fell off??
    thanks

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    I don't know much about brakes, sorry about the newbie question.
     
  2. JIMs70K25

    JIMs70K25 1/2 ton status

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    Could happen if the drums aren't pressed on with the studs through them. Usually semi-float axles, I had a rear dana 60(ff) that the drums could come off with out removing the hub/axle.
     
  3. pauly383

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    The wheels and lug nuts are what holds the drums on , considering I assume you are talking a 5 or 6 lug GM semi floater :d

    Although some are supposed to have little shim clips that thread on and hold em , most don't make it back on after the first brake service :wink1:
     
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    if the shoes arent squeezing the drum ( you pushing the brakes) then yeah they should in most cases come off...
     
  5. 84gmcjimmy

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    Ah I forgot to mention it was a 10 bolt haha
    Thanks for the help.
     

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