REMOVAL OF BRAKE DRUMS

1998 GMC Truck

Tiny

EP

December, 30, 2008 AT 9:19 AM

Brakes problem
1998 GMC Truck V8 Four Wheel Drive Automatic 75000 miles

How do I back off the brakes to remove the drums

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Tiny

mickey-d

January, 6, 2010 AT 7:04 PM

I'm sure you already did the job, but here goes. There should be one or two slots in the rear backing plates with little rubber plugs. Pull out the plug, look inside with a light, push a screwdriver against the flat looking steel plate, push it away from the geared wheel, and turn the geared wheel with either a flat screw driver, or a brake adjusting tool until the drum spins freely. The drum should come off.

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