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89 Probe rear drum removal

04-16-2009, 11:10 AM
I need to change the rear wheel bearings on my 89 Probe, but I can't figure out how to get the drum off. Any help out there? Thanks!

04-19-2009, 12:57 PM
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Don't know too much about the Probe, but the drums on my Escort have threaded holes in the face of the drum. You screw a couple bolts into it and it prys the drum off. Some drum brakes have an adjuster you can back off to get the drum off. If you have a slot in the back of the brake plate you can use a brake spoon to back it off. Personally I like the "Big Hammer" technique. Hit the drum on the bottom and it should pop off.

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