Stuck Brake Drum

mike634

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My right side brake drum on my M1028 has gotten the best of me. Axle shaft is out and the locking ring is removed. E brake is off. The wheel would not move by hand when I started on it. The adjuster is frozen and I am letting it soak overnight in PB blast. I was able to work it where I can turn the drum to the rear by hand but not forward. It feels like the shoes are holding it on the top. I can move the bottom slightly when I pull on the drum. Anyone have any Ideas????
 

cucvrus

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My right side brake drum on my M1028 has gotten the best of me. Axle shaft is out and the locking ring is removed. E brake is off. The wheel would not move by hand when I started on it. The adjuster is frozen and I am letting it soak overnight in PB blast. I was able to work it where I can turn the drum to the rear by hand but not forward. It feels like the shoes are holding it on the top. I can move the bottom slightly when I pull on the drum. Anyone have any Ideas????
I have cut the nail heads on the back side of the backing plate. Also used a slide hammer on the hub. That is a whatever it takes job. Another reason I always replace hardware and lube or replace self adjusters that don't move freely. Can you keep the back end jacked up and spin the drum with the power train? I mean what ever it takes is the only good answer. Good Luck. Have a Great Day and Be Safe.
 

ehuppert

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Last time wheel cylinders checked???? May be full of muck and with brakes adjusted properly and unable to back off is not letting you get past outer rust/wear ridge.
 

mike634

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Have not had a chance to get back to fighting with it. I did pop the nail heads with no luck. The wheel cylinders are not more than 2 years old. I did open the bleeder and removed the brake line. I might try a hydraulic spreader to force it off if I can borrow one from work for the day.
 

cucvrus

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I must do jobs like that on a daily basis. What ever it takes to get it done. And may I add with out risk of injury or loss of valuable parts. I see guys beat steering wheels off with hammers. That is NOT a what ever it takes situation. they have tools for that. Get the point? Be Safe and thoughtful. One wrong hit and the whole project is wasted. Good Job.
 
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