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Old 12-23-2009, 11:08 PM   #1
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Default Stuck brake drum

I have a really stuck brake drum and it won't budge. The passenger side pulled right off, but the driver side will not come off. Spins freely but won't come off. any help... please!
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Old 12-23-2009, 11:10 PM   #2
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Get the hammer out!! Start tapping it while spinning it...... it will come off eventually!!
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Old 12-23-2009, 11:20 PM   #3
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tried that.... put the wheel back on and beat the hell out of the back of the wheel and nothing.
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Old 12-23-2009, 11:22 PM   #4
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I had the same thing happen to me the other day on a bev unit!! I ended up breaking the drum to get it off! I hope that you don't have to do the same thing, sometimes those things can be a bear!
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Old 12-24-2009, 12:00 AM   #5
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Have you loosened up the brake cable adjustment? Your drum could be worn and the shoes are inside the "groove" worn in it. I'd be cautious with the hammers until you try this first...

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Old 12-24-2009, 12:01 AM   #6
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Mike, I did that!
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Old 12-24-2009, 12:17 AM   #7
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drum rotates freely. no pressure on the line
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Old 12-24-2009, 01:03 AM   #8
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My Yamaha has a "star" adjuster that allows you to manuaaly back it off, but don't know about your EZ Go.......
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Old 12-24-2009, 06:40 AM   #9
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I finally got my stuck drum to let loose. Last winter, and recently, I had been using alot of cursing, a wheel puller, PB Blaster, along with heat – no go – it wouldn’t budge.

I’m not sure if it was this board or another message board, but somewhere I read that a scientific test was conducted between PB Blaster, Liquid Wrench, some other penetrating oil, and a 50-50 mixture of ATF automatic transmission fluid and acetone. In the test, the 50-50 homemade mixture performed twice as good as the commercial brands.

Anyway, I soaked it every day for about a week with the ATF/acetone mix, and it finally loosened up. It still took some coaxing with the wheel puller and some tapping with a hammer and chisel, but it’s now off.
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Old 12-24-2009, 09:50 AM   #10
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I have been known to take a torch to the hub of the drum to get it off. I recently did that to a 95 txt. I am gonna say it has never been removed.

Good luck. they do take some time and beating to get them off sometimes.
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