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Old 07-21-2019, 07:48 PM   #7
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1999 SL2
Default Re: Rear drum brake adjustment

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Originally Posted by Macgyver View Post
I live in the salt belt and those things can seize on the hub along with the brake shoes creating a deep grove on the outer edge. Get a puller and force the drum off. Then get a set of shoes, drum, and hardware kit.

This tool WILL remove the drum or shatter it in the process. Either way, it will come off - https://www.amazon.com/OTC-6980-Heav...dp/B004CGOGFS/
I have that tool as well, very handy to have. A word of caution with drum brakes, cut the pins holding the spring cups before using the puller. You can tear the pistons out of the wheel cylinders if the shoes are that badly stuck. Cutting the pins helps free things up a little bit.

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