replacing brake drums on 1996 GMC Jimmy

how do you replace the brake drums on a 96 gmc jimmy

by in Coldwater, MI on June 19, 2010
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2 answers 1 comment
ANSWER by , June 19, 2010
Pull them straight off. You may need to "un-adjust" the rear brakes first, and if the drum seems rusted to the axle flange hit the drum with a good size hammer in between the wheel studs.
ANSWER by , July 18, 2010
Pull your wheel off remove the drum it make take some heat if it is froze on around the spud most generally a propane torch is enough but in some cases more heat is required. check and replace brake shoes if necessary replace the the drum and put wheel back on. your done.
COMMENT by , July 18, 2010
Do not heat brake drums or rotors, you run a good chance of warping the rotor or creating an out of round drum.