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Chevrolet Cobalt how to release hub to get to rear brakes

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how to release hub to get to rear brakes on 2008 cobalt
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  BigBob replied 2 years ago.
Greetings and welcome to just answer!!!!!



Are you just trying to replace the rear brake shoes? Are you just trying to get the drum off?



Bob
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
possibly if there bad need to check them and replace a lug
Expert:  BigBob replied 2 years ago.
I see. So the drum is stuck on. You will have to pull the plug, #4 in the picture, on the back of the drum to get to the adjuster and move the adjuster to loosen the brake shoes. The brake shoes causes a lip to get on the edge of the brake drum and it will not release.


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bob
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
so is there any certain way i need to do that or just slide a common head screwdriver in there and feel for it
Expert:  BigBob replied 2 years ago.
It is going to be very hard for you to get it adjusted. You may even have to try to pop the springs off.


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Bob
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
so whats the best tool to use to so this in ur opining
Expert:  BigBob replied 2 years ago.
Long flat head , but needs to be strong not flexing. Maybe a brake adjusting tool, that is strong.


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