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Rear brake drum removal

(2003 Mitsubishi Outlander)
in Murrells Inlet, SC on January 19, 2010
drum has a shroud around it preventing me from using the 'typical' drum puller which has 'fingers' that hook around the back of the drum. is there another type of puller for the Outlander's drums? If so, do you know where I can get one?
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on June 12, 2012
You may have two threaded holes in the drum face, opposite of each other relative to the center of the hub... You will need the correct metric thread bolt to use as jacking bolts to press the drum away from the mounting... Run the bolts in until you meet resistance, then turn each bolt with alternating turns until the drum works loose...
on June 23, 2016
Thanks for the help above. I would like to add to it. I learned today from my counter guy that the bolts are 4.5mm (if he remembers correctly, he said). They come with the car, but it would have been up to the previous person doing the brakes to have left them in, though backed out. It seems they did not.

He said the best way to loosed the bolts is with a hand impact tool, hitting it with a hammer.

Not having any 4.5mm bolts, he suggested a penetrant (I used Blaster) in the lug bolt openings and at the center hub area, then tapping with a hammer around the edges, 12 and 6 o'clock, 3 & 9 o'clock, etc. I followed his instructions and it word perfectly,.
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