Re: 14 bolt drum brakes
If you are talking about the semi-floater 14, I just had the same problem with an axle I bought for my 92. The brake set up is almost exactly the same as the 10 bolt. The brake adjuster can be accessed from a "knock out" at the bottom of the backing plate. Use a small chisel to remove it, then a brake tool or a flat blade screwdriver can be used to torn the star wheel to release the brakes. My drums were so rustet to the axle flange that I had to pull the diff cover and remove the c-clips on the axle. I then removed axle and drums. Once it was off the truck, I put the lug nuts back on loosely, and dropped thr axle on the sidewalk against the lug nuts. Be careful to inspect the studs after you are done, as this may loosen one or two. GOOD LUCK!!