How do i get the rear brake drums off?

Asked by Jan 04, 2015 at 06:28 PM about the 2006 Ford Taurus

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I get as far as taking 'the axle nut off but the drum still won't come off

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Shoes wear into the inside of the drums and form a groove. That's probably what's holding the drums on. If you go through the back, there's a slot where the brake adjustment wheel is. If you click it with a brake spoon or screwdriver you can bring the shoes back in together a bit, enough to get the drums off. Here's a video of Taurus brake job https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRlmmK1ie1E

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