car repairs


Question by  Eater (6)

What are the steps to a Ford Focus brake drum removal?

I need to remove the brake drum.


Answer by  hyung (37)

Use your service manual to locate the rear center jacking point and push the hydraulic jack under the car to that point.Slowly turn the jack knob setting the car on the jack stands.Use your mallet to tap the brake drums until they come loose from the brake assembly and remove.


Answer by  TravisUSMC (979)

Remove the tire and rim first. There is a circular clip on the outside of the drum holding it onto the axle. Remove this clip with a pair of dykes. Back of the brake shoes just a little. Use a small sledge hammer to beat the drum until it's loose.


Answer by  mechtech74 (692)

Block front wheels so the car can't roll. Loosen the rear wheel lugnuts slightly then jack up. Release the handbrake. Remove lugnuts and wheels. Pull off the drums by hand.


Answer by  jeffw (173)

Remove the hub cab if any. Remove the tire. If your car has anti-lock breaking remove the speed sensor. Then the drum should come right off.


Answer by  Amber40 (24961)

Start by pulling the wheel and removing the center cap. Then remove the spindle nut and soak the drum face with penetrating lubricant. Then just tap it off.

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