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Old September 5th, 2016, 06:06 AM
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Stuck Drum

Hi All

I have a question about a stuck drum on my defender. I figured it was time to replace the brake shoes so I slacked off the brake adjusters. The drum screw was properly stuck so ended up drilling the head off. With a lot of penetrating fluid and hammering the drum is still solidly stuck with no movement. The drum turns freely at the moment.

Does anyone have any ideas for me?
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Old September 5th, 2016, 06:52 AM
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It should have a hole in it on the side that is perfect for a 3/8 bolt. Thread that in the hole and tighten it up, the drum should pop off.
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Old September 5th, 2016, 07:02 AM
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Hammering the drum (but not the studs) is the traditional method. Also the inner/ back edge of the drum.

If you have threaded hole on your drum (not all do), inserting a bolt there and turning can help. If you only have one threaded hole, turn a little but before hammering the opposite side.

And of course heat....
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Heat it up a bit with a torch?
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Old September 5th, 2016, 10:25 AM
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Had this issue 2 weeks ago myself. I used the threaded hole next to the drum screw, fitted a bolt into it, and went to work. Once I noticed the drum starting to budge, I finished it off with a hammer and a block of wood. I'd be careful to hit the drum straight on with a metal hammer, wouldn't want to crack it.
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Old September 5th, 2016, 10:28 AM
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It should have a hole in it on the side that is perfect for a 3/8 bolt. Thread that in the hole and tighten it up, the drum should pop off.
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Old September 5th, 2016, 11:55 PM
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While certainly not the recommended method.. When mine was stuck on, I removed the set screw, removed the rear driveshaft, loosely threaded the nuts back on, locked the tcase, and took it for a 70 mph blast on the highway. Drum came off around 2 miles into the drive...
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Old September 6th, 2016, 12:08 AM
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I've used heat and hammer and anger. Don't remember seeing another hole to thread a bolt into. There is a proper way to hammer a drum, but I can't remember exactly. Use a block of wood, and hammer the face? Or is it the sides? Can't remember...
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Old September 6th, 2016, 07:59 AM
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BFH to the sides, and just outside the studs. Spray penetrating fluid anywhere you can first; around hub seal and each stud. You can also hit it from the back (giggidy) by placing another piece of metal against the lip and hitting that with a hammer. I've never heard of anyone cracking the drum by hitting it with a hammer. Not saying it's impossible, but I'd forego the wood.
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Old September 6th, 2016, 08:05 AM
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When hitting from the back, a wonda bar has been the best tool to position against the lip of the drum. Hit Hit Hit, rotate, repeat. Agree outside the studs and also on the outside of the braking surface. Hit Hit Hit rotate repeat.
After enough effort the SOB will come loose.
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Old September 6th, 2016, 08:13 AM
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While certainly not the recommended method.. When mine was stuck on, I removed the set screw, removed the rear driveshaft, loosely threaded the nuts back on, locked the tcase, and took it for a 70 mph blast on the highway. Drum came off around 2 miles into the drive...
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Old September 7th, 2016, 04:16 AM
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Thanks for the advice! Ended up screwing a bolt into the threaded hole. A combination between that and a big hammer eventually made it pop off.

Nothing is ever easy is it.
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Old September 7th, 2016, 05:19 AM
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Huge congrats to you for your persistence.
Before you put it back on, remove the worst if the rust on the inside of the drum and smear some grease there
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