2002 Suzuki Grand Vitara Q&A

2002 Suzuki Grand Vitara Question: How do you remove rear brake drums?

I have worked on vehicles most of my life. Changed brake "pads & shoes" on several vehicles. But,i cannot get the drums off my 02 suzuki grand vatari for some reason? Can you Please advise? Thanks & GOD BLESS!!!!!!! -
Answer 1
Often times the drums will not come off due to a "lip" that has built up at the edge of the drums while the shoes wear on the contact patch of the drum surface. You may need to back off the shoe self adjusters to pull the shoes back from the drum surface. Also, using some mild force from a hammer or mallet can loosen up any biding corrosion. -