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04-22-2006, 03:08 PM
One of the seals has gone bad, and is now spewing grease inside the drums. I'm having a hell of a time getting the drums off, is there a trick to this or am i missing something?

04-22-2006, 04:54 PM
To take off the drum:

Use a hammer and a piece of wood and hit (lightly) the bearing buddy back and forth until you can pry it off.
Remove the cotter pin from the axle and take off the nut.
The drum assembly should now easily come off, if it won't the brakes shoes are stuck against the drum. Make sure the master cylider is not pushed back as this will make the brake shoes expand against the drum.

04-22-2006, 06:41 PM
Thanks, I eventually figured it out. I still can't get the bearing buddy off, so I had to bend the cotter pin and twist it to get it through the axle inside the bearing buddy. I'm headed to the lake!!