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Old 10-03-2006, 04:20 PM
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Originally Posted by markzepp820
I have a 1979 3/4 ton pickup and the brake drums will no come off. My manual doesn't explain very well about removing drums to replace brake shoes. These drums are on there good. How do I get them off?! thanks in advance.
Originally Posted by markzepp820
where exactly is the brake adjuster on the drum? And, do I have to remove that bolt on the top of the drum above the axle, and the 2 smaller bolts below it when removing the drum? If this is important at all...these drums are big (I think 13 inch) due to it being a 3/4 ton.
If this is a free-floating axle and the drums are swaged (sp?) to the wheel studs at the hub, then they are one piece (can be separated on press) and the axle needs to be pulled and bearings removed before the drum and hub can be removed.

This is a 79 2WD SW (Single Wheel) and you are working on the rear drums, correct?
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