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2004 Chrysler Town & Country Question: Rear brake drums

 

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mattyross, Fairview, PA, May 18, 2009, 17:31
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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.

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, May 18, 2009, 23:01
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    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!!!

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