2005 Hyundai Elantra



March, 29, 2008 AT 1:52 PM

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.


3 Answers


Service Writer

March, 29, 2008 AT 2:33 PM

IS the brake drum loose from the hub?

Are there two small holes with threads in them there?



March, 29, 2008 AT 8:00 PM

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.


Service Writer

March, 29, 2008 AT 8:44 PM

No, put that back on and torque it back to spec.

These were the two holes I meant:

Exploded view:

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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