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How do you remove rear break drums from 1976 chevy 4x4 c20

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Sometime it is easier to remove the axle and bearings to get the drums off. But they will come off with PB Blaster and a BFH! If you pull it as a hub assembly make sure to clean the bearings and races and check them for signs of wear and always replace the oil seal (wheel seal). The Right Stuff sealant works great at the axle to hub connection. Careful not to over tighten anything.

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    Paul ledet Mar 04, 2015

    Thanx that's what I needed

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Take the tire off and look on back side of drum they should have a lil black rubber pull rubber out and get a flat head screwdriver u will have to go up r down wit it to Los up r brack pad and pull off the drum

Posted on Mar 04, 2015

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    Dave Callender Mar 04, 2015

    Yep youre right, I just assume most guys know that, lol. Alot of drums that year would sieze to the hub assembly

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