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Need Your Advice on Removing Stuck Brake Drums

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Old 08-11-2018, 12:40 PM
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Default Need Your Advice on Removing Stuck Brake Drums

I wanted to check my rear brakes, but was unable to remove either brake drum.

They do NOT have the screw/bolt holes.

I tried hitting the sides of the brake drum and even using a metal putty knife in between the brake drum and the backing, but was unable to loosen the drums.

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Old 08-11-2018, 04:56 PM
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Youtube has lots of suggestions and video's.

There are drum puller's.

Heating the brake drum around the concentric works.
 
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Old 08-13-2018, 11:08 PM
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Thanks.

I didn't find anything on Youtube that worked. However, I came across this.

To remove the brake drum, I'm wondering if, like for this Tercel, I have to remove the center nut first, then slide out the drum brake?

https://www.autozone.com/repairguide...96b43f81b3d4a8
 
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Is this car 4-wheel drive or front wheel only drive?
 
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Old 08-14-2018, 12:14 PM
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It's a front wheel drive.

I was able to remove the brake drum. The center nut was what was holding it in place.

On a related note to remove the nut, I tried 13/16" and 21mm, both of which were too small;

22mm and 7/8" worked, but were both a little too loose. What's the correct size?

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The rear hubs/axles are held on by a nut? Can you take a photo and post?
 
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Old 08-14-2018, 08:33 PM
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Removing the central nut went like this:

https://www.2carpros.com/images/arti...e_nut_2341.jpg

Then, I remove the brake drum like this:

https://www.2carpros.com/images/arti...e_drum_231.jpg

Just like in the photo, the threads for the lug nuts were attached to the brake drum
 
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Old 08-15-2018, 12:32 PM
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Is this a US car?

Most Camry didn't have this type of bearing system but used a bolt-on hub/axle having a pressed in bearing.

Don't know the size of the nut. If 21 mm is to0 small and 22 mm too big what is left?

For most jobs use an adjustable wrench on the nut.

Hand tighten the nut and rotate the drum each direction a few times to seat the bearing. Then torque the nut to say 15-20 lbs tops with the wrench while rotating the drum a number of times by hand. Then loosen the nut zero torque.

You always want some end play in the bearing (side movement), say 0.001 to 0.005 inches.

The internet has lots of threads on tightening this type of axle bearing/nut setup.
 
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