Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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I am trying to go thru the Jeep that I recently bought to see whats in it and what to fix. I get around to the rear brakes (Model 20 Narrow Trac with drum brakes). I get one side off and see that the shoes are almost entirely worn down. I go to the other side and cannot get the drum off the plate. The e-brake is off and cables are not binding, in nuetral, I rock it, hit it, pry at it, soak it in PB Plaster, etc. But it wont give. This still has the old two piece axle (those go soon) and the housing looks pretty rusted, but no worse that the driver's side and it came off pretty easily. The wheel rotates fine without dragging so I no it is not locked up.
Anybody got any other suggestions? I have not yet tried a torch to heat it up as I was a bit reluctant to do that.
Thanks for your help and comments.