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Pressure Brake Shoes

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You may need to whack the drum with a plastic mallet to release pressure from the brake shoes. If the drum is really stuck on the shoes, there is a plug at the center, bottom of the backing plate that can be knocked out so you can back off the star wheel with a screwdriver. You should drop the drums off at an auto parts store to have them turned. This machining process removes the grooves and fixes any out-of-round issues that may have developed.