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post #4 of (permalink) Old 24th November 2007
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To remove the drums you will need to jack up the car, remove the wheel, remove the centre dust cap, remove the big nut (yeh can be very tight) and remove the drum. You may have to release the adjustment on the handbrake lcable to get the drum to come off - yeh they can be an absloute pig to remove at times. Sounds like the lining may have come adrift from one or more of the shoes - so be prepared for replacement. It is essential both rear wheels be checked at th esame time as you wouldn't want unbalanced braking. Whilst in there check if the wheel cylinders are not seized (get someone to gently press the brake and watch whats happening. Also have a peek behind the outer dust covers of the cylinders for early signs of leaking.
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