How do you get a brake drum off that is stuck?

Hit the drum hard with a mallet or hammer then try to wiggle it loose. If you still aren’t able to remove the brake drum, you will need to cut or drill out the holding pins from the drum, remove the screws to the brake cylinder, and pull off the drum.

What tools do you need to change drum brakes?

You’ll need a drum brake retainer spring tool and a pair of drum brake spring pliers. These can often be purchased as a set. You’ll also need simple tools like a hammer, pliers, and other assorted hand tools to get everything apart.

How do you remove a rear axle bearing without a puller?

Steps to take if you want to know how to remove bearing from the shaft without a puller

  1. Apply the vehicle’s parking brake.
  2. Use a car jack to raise your vehicle.
  3. Place jack stands under your vehicle.
  4. Remove the tires.
  5. Unbolt the caliper and remove the Brake pads from it.
  6. Remove the vehicle’s disk rotor.

Can you spray brake cleaner on drum brakes?

Brake Cleaning Preparation The cleaner can be used on brake linings, brake shoes, drums, rotors, caliper units, pads and other areas of the braking mechanism while they’re still intact.

When should rear drums be replaced?

If the drum shows any sign of cracking or warpage, it needs to be replaced. All cars are slightly different, so if it is time to change your brake shoes, use our before you begin checklist, and find your car for specific instructions.

What is the 1989 Chevy Silverado dually brake process?

The brake process for the 1989 Chevrolet Silverado Dually involves removing the drive axle, and it is very important that foreign objects like dust and dirt not come into contact with the removed axle or penetrate the axle housing while you work.

How do you adjust the rear brake drum on a car?

If the brake drum doesn’t slide right off, there is an access hole on the back side of the brake that allows adjusting. Using a standard head screwdriver, lift the retaining lever so you can turn the brake actuator with another screwdriver. This will relieve the pressure the brake shoes are putting on the brake drum.

Can a backyard mechanic replace the brakes on a dually 3500?

So, come along with me and be the first to see the inside of the rear brake drums of this truck for the first time in 15 years! Replacing the brakes on a dually 3500 can be done by the backyard mechanic, but you need to be cautious and pay attention.

How do you open the back of a Ford truck brake?

Lay on the ground and look at the back side (or inside) of the brake under the truck. There is a small access hole along the bottom. If the access hole is not open, use a screwdriver and small hammer to open it.