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Rear drum brakes are rusted on. I have used a hammer and pry bar and they won't budge also used WD-40

Posted / edited by AnonymousUser on : 21-09-2020

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I have had cars that sat along time and they rusted to the point of being locked up !
\015\012Try driving the vehicle to brake them free !
\015\012You might have to do this on pavement as they might just skid on gravel.
\015\012Some forward and backward motion might help.
\015\012You might have to use a tow vehicle if the car cant do it under its own power
Make sure that the emergency brake is off and that the cables are free to move. Check the face of the drum (part that is sandwiched between the wheel and axle flange) as sometimes certain vehicles use a set screw to retain the drum. If both those ideas don't work, use a chisel and remove the ends of the two pins that hold the brake shoes to the backing plate (they are inexpensive and easy to replace)
If the drum is free but not clearing the shoes, that will allow removal. You could un-adjust the adjuster but many don't allow easy access.
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