REAR DRUM REMOVAL

  • Tiny
  • texan
  • 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.

Friday, October 14th, 2011 AT 4:56 PM

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  • Tiny
  • hmac300
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  • 42,976 posts

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.

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Friday, October 14th, 2011 AT 5:08 PM
  • Tiny
  • hmac300
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Forgot the pic lol.

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Friday, October 14th, 2011 AT 5:09 PM

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