1998 Kia Sportage drums

  • 4 CYL
  • 4WD
  • 120 MILES
How do you get the rear drums off to change the brake shoes? The drums are rusted and stuck. Is there a trick to get these off.
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Sunday, June 28th, 2009 AT 8:19 AM

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Removal (Sportage) 1. Loosen lug nuts. Raise and support vehicle. Remove front wheel. Set parking brake. Loosen and remove 4 hub nuts and screws. Release parking brake, and remove wheel drum. 2. Using spring wrench or pliers, remove adjuster lever spring. Remove adjuster lever. Using spring wrench or pliers, remove return spring. Turn adjuster star wheel clockwise to relieve tension on shoes. Remove adjuster assembly. 3. Turn holding pins until they align with holding spring clip groove. Remove holding pins and spring clips. Remove primary shoe and anchor spring. Remove secondary brake shoe with parking cable attached. Remove brake cable from shoe. Remove control lever "C" clip and lever from secondary brake shoe. 4. Disconnect brakeline from wheel cylinder. Remove 2 wheel cylinder mounting bolts, and remove wheel cylinder. Remove parking brake cable from backing plate. Remove 4 nuts from backing plate. Tap axle from behind with rubber hammer. Remove axle from housing. Remove backing plate. Installation 1. Install wheel cylinder, and tighten 2 mounting bolts to specification. See TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS. Apply grease to wheel cylinder contact points. Install brakeline to wheel cylinder. 2. Install control lever on secondary shoe with NEW "C" clip. Using pliers, connect parking brake cable to secondary shoe. Attach secondary shoe to backing plate with holding pin and spring clip. Attach one end of anchor spring to secondary shoe, and the other end to primary shoe. Position primary shoe, and install holding pin and spring clip. 3. Install adjusting assembly. Using spring wrench, install return spring. Install adjusting lever and adjusting lever spring. Ensure adjusting lever contacts star wheel on adjuster assembly. 4. Measure outer shoe diameter when installed on drums. Measure drum inner diameter. Calculate clearance by subtracting shoe diameter from drum diameter. Clearance should be.020-.040" (.51-1.02 mm). 5. Install drum and set parking brake. Install and tighten 3 hub bolts. Release parking brake, and install tire. Loosely tighten lug nuts. Lower vehicle. Tighten all bolts and nuts to specification. See TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS. Add brake fluid, and bleed brakes. See BLEEDING BRAKE SYSTEM. Check for fluid leakage. Remove only as much as you will replace.
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Sunday, June 28th, 2009 AT 8:33 AM

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