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Unread 03-16-2003, 11:18 PM   #1
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i can't get a drum off! i am trying to pull an 11" drum off of a 78 amc20. the adjuster screw is rusted solid and even after soaking it everyday for a week with penetrating oil it is still solid. how can i get this drum off?

another question, how do you change out a BENT wheel stud?

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Unread 03-17-2003, 11:49 AM   #2
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bust it off and beat it through for the stud I'd say
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Unread 03-17-2003, 12:25 PM   #3
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Brandon pretty much said it.
I've fought a few of them also. You can also get a couple pry bars and wedge between drum and backing plate and try to loosen up. Usually the drum will start to break apart if it is old and rusted.Becareful not to hose up the backing plate.
As with the wheel stud, if it isn't bent too much ,you should be able to pound or press out.If bent bad, cut off and knock out remaining stud. If axle is still on jeep it may be hard to pound back in. You can try to put a nut on the front tighten to pull stud through.

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Unread 03-17-2003, 12:28 PM   #4
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I've never beat one on - just put a nut on it and pull it through gently, works every time
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You can find drum brake pullers at most auto parts stores.
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You can find drum brake pullers at most auto parts stores.
what exactly are they and what do they do? i dunno what one is but i dont think it would be any help to me. if i am wrong let me know. my problem is the drum is being held up by the shoes and the adjuster nut is rusted solid so no backing the shoes off. anyone else ever had this problem, a broken adjuster or something similar maybe?

about the wheel stud, here was the deal. the axle was dropped and and the wheel stud was bent at the base and broke off just above the bend. there was nothing left to beat on to break off. i took a grinder to it today and cut it flush with the hub and used a C-frame press and pressed out what was left.
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Unread 03-18-2003, 11:11 AM   #7
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A brake drum puller is similar to a regular puller. It grabs the back of the drum with the claws and the shaft is put on the center of the hub.By tightening, it is suppose to pull the drum off.
I didn't mention the puller because the drums I tried getting off wouldn't have come off with a puller. You can try one if you can get a hold of one, it may save the drum.

I busted mine off on my current project, they were 10" drums(not too much to them and rusty). I know the 11" drums I did a year ago were finned and pretty heavy duty!!
A puller may work on the heavy duty 11" drums if not badly rusted.

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