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Stuck brake drums ?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 85k5dsl, Jan 15, 2007.

  1. 85k5dsl

    85k5dsl 1/2 ton status

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    Well I picked up a truck a few months ago for the axles, drove in the yard and stripped it down. I went to start tearing the axle down , 14 BFF, and can not get the brakes to release. I have soaked the star adjust with PB Blaster and disengaged the level but can not get the adjust to move. I've now sc***ed myself because I could not leave it be and the adjuster is chewed up. What options do I have, I don't want to destroy the drums because a disc convertion is not in the budget at this time. Thank for any and all help.

    Mark
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  2. hunterguy86

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    Cut the pins that hold the shoes to the backing plate. You can get a chisle or something under em and hold the pin out, then you can cut it. I cut mine with a pair of linesman plyers.
     
  3. 85k5dsl

    85k5dsl 1/2 ton status

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    Dustin,
    Thank I'll give it a try.

    Mark
     
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    Did you try backing the bleeder out and wiggling the drum?
     

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