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72 240: How the heck do i get the rear drums off

Old 03-22-2012, 06:28 PM
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72 240: How the heck do i get the rear drums off

May be a dumb question but I've never worked on a japanese vehicle this old. I cannot figure out how the get the drums off. They don't seem to pull straight off, I can't find a hole to thread in bolt like some cars, It doesn't seem to have a star wheel hole either.

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Old 03-22-2012, 08:51 PM
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Make sure ebrake is loose, nudge with rubber mallet.

The FSM says to disconnect the ebrake line, pop out cover and use flathead screwdriver to adjust in the wheel: www.xenons30.com/reference
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Old 03-23-2012, 06:41 AM
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Make sure ebrake is loose, nudge with rubber mallet.

The FSM says to disconnect the ebrake line, pop out cover and use flathead screwdriver to adjust in the wheel: www.xenons30.com/reference
Thanks for the quick response! downloaded the manual
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Old 05-27-2012, 09:37 PM
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I just had this problem a few days ago. I took two dead blow hammers ( large and small). I took small one and set on the edge of drum and hit it with the large one. Spun drum and kept workin them till I got them off. My passenger side was completely locked up. I used a round pry bar between the lugs to spin the axle over. Worked for me. Good luck.
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Old 05-28-2012, 02:23 PM
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Not to threadjack or anything. But is it possible to make an S30 4 wheel disc, and get rid of the drum brakes? I only know how to work on disc brakes. I am asking, because sometime in the future I will be getting a 240-280z. I think drum brakes on a small lightweight sports car are kind of lame. Even my Neon has rear drum brakes, which doesn't make sense to me.
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