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REAR BRAKES

2005 Hyundai Elantra

Brakes problem
2005 Hyundai Elantra 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 62000 miles

How do I back off the rear shoes so I can remove the drum. I do not see a slot in the rear plate to use a brake spoon.
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Geolaine
March 29, 2008.




IS the brake drum loose from the hub?

Are there two small holes with threads in them there?
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I have removed the hub nut and the hub is free.

There are two threaded holes in the drum also, in the area on the backing plate where the adjustment slot would be, there is what appears to be a small threaded plastic screw. I'm not sure if this has anything to do with adjustment.

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Geolaine
Mar 29, 2008.
No, put that back on and torque it back to spec.

These were the two holes I meant:


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/30961_hundrum1_1.jpg



Exploded view:


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/30961_hundrum_1.jpg



So the drum is not free from the hub yet,
take your big hammer or a three-pound is better, whack the areas between the studs on the drum. Do not hit the studs. If you even think you might hit them, put the lug nuts partially back on to protect them. You'll notice it pop after striking it. This may take a little effort or a Herculean one. Once it pops it should slide off.

If it still isn't popping free. Take two bolts and thread them into those little holes and it will force the dum off. Not sure on the bolts size. Pretty sure it's metric and I think 8mm x 125x 50 mmlong...not positive.


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