does the drum come off like most drums? ( difficultly) O r is there somethoing I am missing
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Answer #1patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, March 25, 2011, 21:47Master
Remove the center dust cap and then undo the center nut that secures the wheel bearing. Nut gets torqued to 100 ft/lb on reassembly. Alldata is probably the best source for information. The information is year make and model specific repair procedures, service bulletins, component locations, wiring diagrams ect.... Alldata is very easy to navigate http://bit.ly/AllData_Repair_Manuals_Online
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Answer #2DaveJHM March 25, 2011, 22:16Master
Nothing special here - just remove the drum from the hub.
If it is difficult coming off, it could be because a lip has formed on the edge of the drum. In this case, back off the self-adjusters through the rubber plug in the backing plate, and the drums should come off easier.
Last, a hammer can be used to loosen up any corrosion that could be binding it all together. Just do everything else first, and then don't use too much force!