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FJ40 Brake problem

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by Guest, Mar 13, 2003.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Rear drum brake on '82 FJ40 is binding. Can't adjust it out so that I can remove drum to replace. I've sprayed WD40 all through it - no luck. Any ideas?
     
  2. Design311

    Design311

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    Been there, done that :( I had the best luck sitting down directly in front of the drum with two big hammers. I just started wacking the drum at 3 o'clock and 9 o'clock. Keeping doing it, going back and forth. It will eventually start to break free. Like I said, just keep doing it and keep spraying the drum with PB Blaster or Liquid Wrench. Good luck!
     
  3. petescoffee

    petescoffee

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    A torch to heat the drum works well. But may not be a good idea since wd40 is flammable.