Mechanics

BRAKE DRUM

1996 Geo Prizm

Brakes problem
1996 Geo Prizm 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 154000 miles

I can't get the driver side rear brake drum off.....I changed the brake pads on the passenger side... had no problem getting the drum off (caliber?) took pics off the pads and spring's....... so know how to put it back together..lol.. can't get the driver side drum off..it is stuck at the bottom... the 2 pins that hold th epadsa on ..are off.but the bottom is still stuck.. it's like the bottom spring is stuck..let me know if you have any help ..thanks Michael


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Sibtig1
August 13, 2008.



There should be an inspection hole on the inside of the assembly (covered by a small rubber insert).
You can remove it and stick a screwdriver in to ratchet the adjusting screw.
This will pull the pads in. There should be two threaded holes in the drums to thread bolts into to help pull the drums off.

Mmprince4000
Aug 14, 2008.