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Brake drum removal
Posted 23 July 2009 - 06:43 PM
I dont see anything to adjust on the back side. How do I get the drums off?
Posted 23 July 2009 - 09:17 PM
Posted 23 July 2009 - 09:20 PM
I think there may be a way to release the self-adjusting ratchet mechanism from the back but I don't remember exactly how it works.
Posted 23 July 2009 - 09:21 PM
Yeah, the problem is there's a small "ridge" of rusty non-smooth area of metal that has to pull over the shoes.
Posted 23 July 2009 - 11:48 PM
take the axle nut cotter out, take the (36mm) nut off, in the washer underneath put a small screwdriver in the slot, rap on it once firmly and it should pop off when it spreads
pull the drum, you may need a puller to get it started, it's rusted to the splines
or beat the crap out of it with a mallet working around the edge of the drum so it gets driven off evenly
-POP- all the guts fall out when the drum hits the dirt
if you have enough of a lip to not get the shoes off, it's probably out of limits, limit is 7mm thick
replace the shoe spring retainer pins with new ones, fresh cotter key yadda yadda
anti seize the spline shaft, try to clean the corrosion from the cone washer seat, and the cone washer, some anti seize in the cone seat is very nice the next time you have to do this
Edited by Txakura, 23 July 2009 - 11:53 PM.
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