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2002 Mazda Protege Question: brakes



, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Phoenix, AZ, August 22, 2010, 14:50

how do I remove rear brake drum

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    September 03, 2010, 17:27

    Remove the Phillips headed screw, this can be difficult , I've had to use penetrating oil, smack it with a hammer and punch to get it unfrozen, then using a lot of force, get it unscrewed. Once it's out, use a 8mmx1.25mm bolt in the other screwhole in the drum to force the drum off. You may need to tap the drum with a mallet while doing this to keep it from getting cocked on the bearing hub. don't bend the drum mounting area, causes problems later..

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