Removing stucked brake drum

Plasa

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Hi forum.
I think I'm too stupid for this type of work, but I'm not able to remove both brake drums on my M10278.
  • I use air from the emergency gladhand to release park brake
  • wheels are of course removed, little rust between rim and drum, but nothing special
  • drum is completely firm, no movement at all (except of course the rotating of the wheel)
  • hit with a hammer on the back side of the drum, rotate it 45 degrees, hit again, nothing...
  • I use a 500g hammer, hit on top and bottom of the back side of the drum. no movement
  • also tried to spray anti rust into the screw holes.
Maybe I'm using the wrong tecnics, wrong gear or I forget something? It seems so easy on the manual and on the youtube videos...

Thank you for any help!

Christian
 

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Yes between the spring and edge of the brake drum. Maybe use some wood to.


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Plasa

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OK, will give a try. Did you put it only on 1 side, or on boths sides of the drum? was your's also completely stuck, no chance with hammer?

Yes between the spring and edge of the brake drum. Maybe use some wood to.


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Plasa

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OK, seems that I'm not alone...
I immagine you start on front/back side of the drum and then the other side right? Also use the springs for holding the jack?

Thank you!
Christian
I have used an 8 ton harbor freight jack in this manor. Works great!
 

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Hi forum.
I think I'm too stupid for this type of work, but I'm not able to remove both brake drums on my M10278.
  • I use air from the emergency gladhand to release park brake
  • wheels are of course removed, little rust between rim and drum, but nothing special
  • drum is completely firm, no movement at all (except of course the rotating of the wheel)
  • hit with a hammer on the back side of the drum, rotate it 45 degrees, hit again, nothing...
  • I use a 500g hammer, hit on top and bottom of the back side of the drum. no movement
  • also tried to spray anti rust into the screw holes.
Maybe I'm using the wrong tecnics, wrong gear or I forget something? It seems so easy on the manual and on the youtube videos...

Thank you for any help!

Christian

I don't see mentioned anywhere that you caged the brakes. Did you? If not, you're never getting them off.

Edit- just re-read: does the air in(?) the gladhand release the drums?
 

Plasa

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yes, drums rotate freely...

Thank you!

Christian

I don't see mentioned anywhere that you caged the brakes. Did you? If not, you're never getting them off.

Edit- just re-read: does the air in(?) the gladhand release the drums?
 

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Hi all!
Solution with bottle jack worked perfect!

Thank to all, now I need only get of the stuck oil drain screw from the hub cover.. With a lmtv you don't need a woman, every day a new task, never annoying :)

Christian
 

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Hi all!
Solution with bottle jack worked perfect!

Thank to all, now I need only get of the stuck oil drain screw from the hub cover.. With a lmtv you don't need a woman, every day a new task, never annoying :)

Christian
Leave the Woman alone, you wouldn't be here without one.
Most are stronger than You anyhow.
 

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Nice bottle jack trick always works , Drill a hole in the hub cover and hammer in a torch bit that you put on a ratchet


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Reworked LMTV

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Hi all!
Solution with bottle jack worked perfect!

Thank to all, now I need only get of the stuck oil drain screw from the hub cover.. With a lmtv you don't need a woman, every day a new task, never annoying :)

Christian
Ha!, I had mine working on brake air lines. She actually liked it until I told her there were another 500 lines she needed to replace along each rail in the hot sun.
 

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Stupid question you sure the brake can is fully caged? Myself if truck is ok then I air up the truck release dash brake button then install my cage bolt. Tight it just a tad bit more but do not over tighten. Then if need be pull parking brake dash button to keep truck from moving while working on it.
 

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Sorry to open again this thread.
But how where did you put the bottle jack for front drums? back is perfect, but I have no idea where put the jack on front axle...

Sorry.. :-(
Christian

Hi all!
Solution with bottle jack worked perfect!

Thank to all, now I need only get of the stuck oil drain screw from the hub cover.. With a lmtv you don't need a woman, every day a new task, never annoying :)

Christian
 

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