I've searched the forum's and found a post about removing the rear drum on my Cj, but I still can't get the thing to budge. I've removed the two rubber grommets and can feel the adjusting star, but when I try to turn it with a screwdriver, it doesn't fell like its moving. It feels more like I'm tearing it up. Any advice on how to get the adjuster off?
Ok, I managed to get the drivers side drum off after removing the three screws. On the pass. side, the screws stripped out after working on them for awhile so I had to drill them out. I pulled the drum and nothing. Its on there and isn't going to move. I took a hammer to it and that didn't help. I even took a 2x4 and passed it through underneath, placing it on the lip of the drum, and hammered it from the drivers side, and it didn't budge. Is there something different on the pass. side?
If its rusted to the axle, whats my best bet? Also, if I take a propane torch to it, where is the best place to apply heat?
Thanks for the help! It took awhile but I just sprayed all the mating surfaces with PB Blaster and let it sit in for a long time. I also used a propane torch around the 5 bolts and the axle. After awhile of that, and a little help from a rubber mallet, it popped off.
Glad to hear you got it off. Just an FYI in case it's the first time your working on drum brakes. Pull only one side apart at a time. This way you can see where all parts,springs, etc. go on the backing plate when putting back together. If not the first time enjoy doing it with an extra cold one.
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