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1996 GMC Jimmy Question: replacing brake drums



, Coldwater, MI, June 19, 2010, 15:23

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

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    June 19, 2010, 17:40

    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.

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    Visitor, July 18, 2010, 17:05

    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.

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    , July 18, 2010, 19:30

    Do not heat brake drums or rotors, you run a good chance of warping the rotor or creating an out of round drum.

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