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rear brake drums

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by dieselburban, Aug 28, 2005.

  1. dieselburban

    dieselburban Registered Member

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    I can not get the brake drums off my 96 3/4 ton suburban how do u guys get them to come off
     
  2. readymix

    readymix 3/4 ton status

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    what rear axle do you have.
     
  3. redneckdude

    redneckdude 1/2 ton status

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    The shoes may have worn a groove into the drum...try to adjust the shoes looser...or try beating it with a mini sledge.
     
  4. hunterguy86

    hunterguy86 1/2 ton status

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    I had this same problem on my 86 k5. As said before, the shoes wore a groove in the drum. to get it off I beat it w/ a BFH while a friend and I also pryed on it w/ flathead screwdrivers stuck in between the drum and backing plate.
     
  5. PsychoticDeadGuy

    PsychoticDeadGuy 1/2 ton status

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    i had to beat the drums off my 14bff with a BFH too. wore a groove in the drums too. you will probably need to get a new hardware kit though
     
  6. hunterguy86

    hunterguy86 1/2 ton status

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    I second the hardwear kit. Best to replace all those springs and stuff while youre in there.
     

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