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What's the best way to remove the brake drum? I removed the cotter pin and king nut but it doesn't want to pull off. Any suggestions?
 

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If the drum moves in and out (just a bit) then back off the brake shoe adjusters should work.
 

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Mine on my 350D was stuck, and I had to loosen the brake shoes ^ as stated above, and coax it off with a small pry bar.

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Got a soft brass or a heavy plastic hammer? Back all 4 of the brake adjusters out, thread the castle nut back onto the axle until the head of the nut is even with the end of the axle. Then whack the end of the axle shaft squarely. You should now be able to pull the drum off. If not, you should feel more endplay when you pull on the drum... pull it out and then whack the end of the axle again. By now you should be a winner...
 

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look at how clean that is, ha
 

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Back off the adjusters, tap around the drum gently and get a small pry bar between the drum and back plate, usually works for me.
If it's a stubborn one you may need to put the hub not back on (flush) and find some way of pulling the drum, whilst pulling the drum give the nut a good sharp whack. Keep your eye on the condition of the nut and threads though.
 

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Got a soft brass or a heavy plastic hammer? Back all 4 of the brake adjusters out, thread the castle nut back onto the axle until the head of the nut is even with the end of the axle. Then whack the end of the axle shaft squarely. You should now be able to pull the drum off. If not, you should feel more endplay when you pull on the drum... pull it out and then whack the end of the axle again. By now you should be a winner...
I really should read replies first... You bet me to it haha
 

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Slide hammer if all else fails.
I was thinking welding up a jig that is held on by two lug nuts and then using the slide hammer. As far as I understand the lug studs come out with the drum, right?

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Yeah, will it not move at all ?
 

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Two on each wheel , both need to be backed off, partszille might load for your setup, but for some reason it won't for my junk ipad, if i recall right there at the bottom, n you should be able to rotate the rim and see those star teethed adjusters then take a blade screw driver and back them off, it's been a while sence I've messed with any , so i can't advise wether there left hand threads or right, sorry.......let us know how she's goes......

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@jay10 still not wanting to move. Have heated around the axle and hit the end with a hammer and no go still. Tried prying but bending the back plate. Tried penetrating fluid. Any other ideas?

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Are sure your backing them off ? Does the wheel spin free ?
 

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Are sure your backing them off ? Does the wheel spin free ?
It does spin free. There is an occasional clunk part of the reason I want to get in there. How much do I need to have them off?

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Well..... If it spins a few turns fine, but I'd back them both all the way off, and this clunking ? soon as you hear that noise, mark a place on the drum as a reference and see if the noise happens at that same point every rotation.
 

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sounds like broken parts are hampering removal. If spring(s) broke there is nothing pulling shoes back together. If it all got " blendered" together in there, you have a problem. I'd slide hammer it off myself. My slide hammer kit came with the 4 ear puller. It takes a large puller kit. Maybe a loaner from Auto Zone

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