Drums are horrible to remove I agree. From my knowledge the drum just sits on the lug bolts. But if you have a broken spring or if you have had a few brake problems arise the pads on the inside are most likely pushing outward on the drum making it even harder to remove.A few suggestions dont be afraid to take a deadblow hammer to it to try and break the pads free and you can also use a few screwdrivers to pry the drum off from the backside helps to have an accomplice becareful though not to gouge the break pads using the screwdrivers. Good luck : )
September, 9, 2006 AT 7:25 AM
Used wd40 around the drum opening and hub flange and the drum came off. Some models have a detend screw holding the drum to the hub.
September, 10, 2006 AT 1:49 AM
Also the the outward push of the brake pads can be reduced by backing off the brake adjuster which can be accessed by removing a rubber garment on the back of the brake plate. Using a screw driver it can be backed off.
Of course using a hammer and screw drivers could still be helpful.
(JUST REPLYING FOR FUTURE USE FOR OTHER USERS)
THNXS JESS S