Rear brake drums on 2004 Chrysler Town & Country

I'm trying to replace the rear brakes. I cannot remove the brake drums. I did what was instructed in a maintenance manual. Loosening the automatic adjuster. I still couldn't do it.

by in Fairview, PA on May 18, 2009
1 answer
ANSWER by , May 18, 2009
The rear brake drums are a push fit onto the hub that has the wheel studs to secure the wheel. I suspect rust has caused the brake drum to seize to the wheel hub. Are both drums seized? Try a good penetrating oil "rust off" or "liquid wrench" WD40 is not very efficient. Tap the center of the drum/hub area with a hammer to see if that breaks the rust bond. After that you may have to try heat from a propane torch but remember that penetrating oil is flammable!!!