REMOVE REAR DRUM THAT IS STUCK

2004 Pontiac Vibe

Tiny

wolfc

December, 23, 2008 AT 9:10 AM

Brakes problem
2004 Pontiac Vibe 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic

My rear drum will not come free. HOw do you get it loose? Any tips?

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Tiny

mmprince4000

January, 16, 2009 AT 6:14 AM

It may be the shoes and drums are grooved, locking the drum in place.

You can remove the rubber inspection piece on the backing plate, use a screwdriver to turn adjuster in to move the shoes in as far as possible.

If all else fails use a cutting wheel and cut it off.

Tiny

demers669

December, 3, 2009 AT 7:56 PM

Purchase two M8 1.25 x 40 bolts and screw them into the drum (there are 2 holes, 180 degrees opposite each other at the inner part of the drum). Using a socket, turn each bolt, alternating between the two and slowly turn the bolts clockwise. This will cause the drum to loosen up and come off of the wheel hub

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