1995 CAMRY; REMOVING DRUMS

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  • nespej2001
  • 1995 Toyota Camry

Trying to remove the rear drums to inspect brake shoes. Tapped with hammer, tried some light prying.
No luck. What do I need to know?

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Sunday, October 15th, 2006 AT 6:58 PM

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  • francis 180
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G'day nes make sure the handbrake is not on. Spray some wd 40 on the axle to drum interface in the centre of the drum and get a bigger hammer. Good luck with it mate :D

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Sunday, October 15th, 2006 AT 10:52 PM
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  • rasmataz
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There's a hole behind the backing plate-remove the rubber you can see the starwheel reach in there with a small skinny s/driver and contract the shoes-then bang on it again it should come off.

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Monday, October 16th, 2006 AT 1:25 AM
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  • pgjon
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Look on the face of the drums, there should be 2 sm. Threaded holes a few inches out of the center. Thread a cap head bolt, mine were 10 mm or so, (try several different bolts to get the correct threads). They do not have to be very long, 2-2.5 in about right. After u make sure all ur brakes are off (see other posts) take turns screwing in each bolt, and they will push ur drum off as easy as u please. No banging!
I have keep a coupe of these in my tool box for several decades. Worked on all Honda, Nissan, Toyotas w/ drum brakes i've owned. Javascript:emoticon(':)')
Pgjon

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Tuesday, October 17th, 2006 AT 4:54 PM
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  • nespej2001
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Took the advice of pgjon and bought to 8mm bolts. Threaded them in and the drum popped right off. Thanks alot.
Nespej2001

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Monday, October 30th, 2006 AT 6:48 PM

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