Did you back off the adjusters? The drum has a lip formed into the very edge of
the drum. This is a good another good reason not to blow off turning the drum
during a brake job. In my old shop, I saw a fair amount of this and the main
culprit seems to be backyard wrenching. I am guilty of this, too. Freshly
turned drums make for super smooth stops.
Gwyn Reedy wrote:
> I know there was a thread on this not long ago, but it didn't address my
> All four drums refuse to come off. All display the same symptoms, which is
> that they seem to be hung right at the top. All will wiggle about (some
> easier than others) and the rear ones show that they are loose from the
> axle. I pulled the bearings on both front hubs but they won't slide off.
> The truck has been sitting a long time. I suspect rust and/or varmints have
> been in the brakes. But it seems interesting that they all are stuck at the
> I've hammered and pried till I don't dare do it any more for fear of
> breaking something. Haven't applied heat due to grease and brake fluid
> possibly in the sticking area.
> Does anyone know what else I can do?
> Gwyn Reedy
> Brandon, Florida
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