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I was trying to inspect or change my rear brake self-adjuster. I have adjusted the adjuster on the back side of the wheel but after 3 days it 'resets' itself to where the brakes on this wheel are extremely sensitive and skids when applied.

I removed the wheel and saw the huge brake drum and another piece with bolts which I guess is the axle. I pulled on the drum and it wouldn't budge. Do I have to remove the axle so I can remove the drum? I've heard that on later 3/4 ton trucks, that you can do a trick without removing the axle and the drum will come off. Can it be done on my '92 truck?

This is driving me crazy with the one wheel is so touchy and skids with the slightest pressure. I've adjusted the adjuster 5 times from the rear access hole but returns in a few days as very sensitive. I am afraid on a wet day, I will skid into someone because the wheel locks up. While adjusting on the rear access hole, I've noticed that the teeth of the adjuster are very worn.

Any help is appreciated.

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I was trying to inspect or change my rear brake self-adjuster. I have adjusted the adjuster on the back side of the wheel but after 3 days it 'resets' itself to where the brakes on this wheel are extremely sensitive and skids when applied.

I removed the wheel and saw the huge brake drum and another piece with bolts which I guess is the axle. I pulled on the drum and it wouldn't budge. Do I have to remove the axle so I can remove the drum? I've heard that on later 3/4 ton trucks, that you can do a trick without removing the axle and the drum will come off. Can it be done on my '92 truck?

This is driving me crazy with the one wheel is so touchy and skids with the slightest pressure. I've adjusted the adjuster 5 times from the rear access hole but returns in a few days as very sensitive. I am afraid on a wet day, I will skid into someone because the wheel locks up. While adjusting on the rear access hole, I've noticed that the teeth of the adjuster are very worn.

Any help is appreciated.

Thanks

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Need to buy a 2 9/16 axle nut socket it has to have rounded edges I believe. Then you remove the axle shaft and use that socket to remove the large nut holding the drum and hub onto the axle housing.
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Thanks for the advice

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Make sure you hold back the adjusters and back them off all of the way or you might never get the drum off if the shoes touch the drum.
Be careful you do not damaged the seals when lift the drum back on to the axle tube,
You will see once you have it apart.
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The reason the brake locks up, is there is probably a leak in the wheel seal or wheel brake cylinder and has gotten on the brake shoe. If there is, you will need to replace the shoes because you can't clean them enough to not lock up, and of course fix the leak.


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The reason the brake locks up, is there is probably a leak in the wheel seal or wheel brake cylinder and has gotten on the brake shoe. If there is, you will need to replace the shoes because you can't clean them enough to not lock up, and of course fix the leak.


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I second this, I actually suggested that to him in another thread. Pretty common issue with drum brakes.
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