How do you remove the rear brake drums that are stuck on a 1990 Mercury Topaz?
There's probably two holes other than the screws that hold the drum on. If you can find a bolt long enough with the proper thread, you can screw them in to push the drum off, that's what I had to do.
Remove the wheels then the drums should just slide off. If they are rusted on, WD40 and a hammer should do it. If the shoes have scored the drums, you have to retract the shoes first. If you can't do that you can pry the drums off and ruin the springs and fittings. You have to replace them and know how they go if you do that.
you have to remove both rear wheels ,remove brake drums, remove brake shoes,loosen brake hose or metal line and remove, remove bolts holding wheel cylinders to backing plate and replace, clean backing plate and hardware and reinstall all in reverse order, adjust rear brake and bleed system to remove air from lines.
You have to loose nuts and lift your car up. Then remove a wheel. There are two ways to remove brake drums. First using a hammer. Knocking the drum with a hammer in the direction opposite from the car. And second more efficient is to find two screws which fit threades in removing drum holes (two holes in a drum with a thread in it).
I diagnose the brake system starting with inspecting the master cylinder and the level of brake fluid in the reservoir, then if safe to do so, a road test, then I remove all four wheels, calipers, drums, brake pads, measure the rotors/brake drums and do an inspection of each brake assembly on each wheel including the brake lines and brake hoses. Then make a list of parts needed to bring the brakes up to specs.
first make sure parking ( aka emergancy) brake is off (handle down). then loosen off your shoes by removing the little piece of rubber (its about an inch long) on the back of the wheel. this will allow you access to the starwheel which you turn with a flathead screwdriver in order to loosen the shoes on the inside. it should now be easy to remove the drums
Remove rear wheels and properly support vehicle. Pull drums off (you may need to hit them with a small sledge hammer a few times to free up drum in order to remove). Remove brake parts and shoes. Do one side at a time so you can refer to other side during re-assembly. Replace shoes and brake parts if they are worn/broken. Ensure drum diameter is within spec if you plan on re-using. Have drums resurfaced…
After jacking the car up and removing the front tires, remove the wheel-bearing dust cap, remove cotter pin, then remove nut, turning it counter-clockwise, then remove the large washer. Now, tap the top of the brake drum with the palm of your hand, and the front bearing should pop out. Then slide the brake drum off. If the brake drum does not come off, you will have to turn the brake shoe adjuster inward. The…
When replacing the rear drums off a 1994 Plymouth sundance how do you remove the drum from the axle flange?
remove brake drum, shoe and parking brake attachment... remove springs with special brake spring removal/installation tool... you may need new drums or resurfacing.., also new drum brake hardware (i.e. springs)... when you have all the springs off you can see the wheel cylinder on the north portion of the back drum.., remove it by first loosening the brake fitting to the cylinder using a 7/16" Flare Nut Wrench... then remove the cylinder mounting bolts located…