Ford Thunderbird Repair Question
How to remove rear brake drums
There's a small rubber plug behind the drum's backing plate-remove it, you need 2 small flat screwdriver or a brake tool reach in there and turn the starwheel to contract the shoes-then if you want you can use a blow torch to heat the drum up and then bang with rubber mallet or you can use a slidehammer to pull it out.
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Take a chisel or sharp flatblade screwdriver, you'll see the flats of the holddown pins(for the brakeshoes) on the back of the drum..Chop them off, thenpull the entire assembly off the spindle, after of course removing the bearing nut and outer bearing... don't worry about damaging anything in there, it's best to get new hardware kit for 2 wheels.. the starwheel assembly, unless the starwheel has been stripped from using other then a good quality brake tool, should be re-lubed for smooth operation... also use a good quality brake adjusting tool, makes it easier..
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