Sometimes it is a chore. If it is rusted on, you jay have to use heat around the hub. If the shoes have worn groves in it, you have to retract the shoes with the adjusters. If push comes to shove, you just pry them off destroying the springs and retainers. You have to know how they go back on though.
How do you remove the rear drum brakes on a 1998 ford escort
how do you remove the drum the wheels are off
Get some one else to do it
There are two Phillips screws on the drum, remove those screws and put them in the other screw holes. Tighten them, they press against a solid plate forcing the drum off
Actually it may be hard to remove rear gearbox mounting from a ford escort mk6. You will need to have a proper guiding manual to follow or use the services of a mechanic.
You must remove the center dust cap then remove the spindle nut. You need to tap the drum with a rubber mallet to remove it.
Nut you see after you remove the dust cover, in the middle of the drum, 30mm socket needed to remove
It could have either drum brakes or disc brakes on the rear according to motorcraft . com
That would be a front disc/rear drum setup. ABS was available, though it was not a common option.
brake diagram for 1998 ford escort
It is easiest to remove the engine. Get a manual on your car to do the job correctly.
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