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Hey Everyone,

Thanks for the welcome and replies I have recieved.

I have been unable to get the the rear faceplate and drum off the rear axle of my Honda 250 Recon TRX. It wont slide off the axle. I have made sure the brake lever is as far back as I can get it.

Not sure whats going on inside though. I can move the face plate away about 1/8 of an inch and spin it, when I do, ALL KINDS of crap fell out. Brake dust, parts of the brake shoe, mud. This is used so have no idea if it has EVER been serviced which is why I am doing it. but I cannot get the drum off to replace the shoes.

Anyone had this problem? I thought it was the collar, but a friend sent me a copy of a honda manual and it says tie collar doesnt need to come off, it should just slide off the axle but it wont.

Have used penetrating oil for 3 days now.

Any suggestions as to what I am going wrong? or would could be making it hang?

Would really like to work on this when I get home this evening after work.

Thanks everyone!
 

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I have made sure the brake lever is as far back as I can get it.
Unbolt the brake lever and remove it and use a block of wood and a hammer and try to knock that shaft (#4 in the diagram in other thread) back through while you pull on the face plate. Hold the piece of wood against the end of the shaft and hit it with a hammer to keep from damaging the end of the shaft. Knock it in a little and then try to pull and wiggle the face plate back a little at a time while tapping the shaft on through.
 

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Hey Helmet,
I tried what you suggested. What that DID do was free up the brake lever and it springs back as it should now, clearly it was gunked/stuck, however, face plate STILL wont budge, nor will the drum. When I apply the brake lever, I can get the brakes to work, but I know they need to be replaced and cant get to them.
I have to assume that the collar is frozen to the axle shaft. My next step is to try and heat it. Figure I will probably ruin the bearing when I do this which sucks, but cant think of anything else.

By the way, I wound up breaking the brake lever putting it back together. When I looked at it, it appeaed it was cracked anyway( potmetal) and when I tightened the bolt, the bottom section broke off, so riding w/no rear brakes at this point.

Going to Hatfield/McCoy in Oct and really need to get this fixed.

Any other suggestion?
 

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I'm out of ideas, try the heat and see what happens.
 
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