Mechanics

REAR DRUM REMOVAL

2008 Toyota Tacoma • 41,000 miles

I sense the brake pedal has more travel than 20K miles ago.

I checked the front pads and they appear to have little wear. I then attempted to remove the rear drum to check those shoes. Problem. The only opening is at the top front, a rubber insert, which when removed offer little detail.

Never in my time of working on vehicle have I not be able to remove the rear drums. These are very snug and do not move with light prying around the edges.

Your thoughts.
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Texan
October 14, 2011.



Spray some penetrating oil on teh inner part of drum where it's meeting the axle. Then take a hammer and hit where the arrows are. Let it sit with the oil on it for a few minutes before hitting it.


Hmac300
Oct 14, 2011.
Forgot the pic lol.


Hmac300
Oct 14, 2011.