Rear brake drums

Submitted: Sunday, Jun 18, 2006 at 16:08
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Hi all
I want to check the rear brakes on my 1995 navara4x4.
The problem i've got is how to remove the centre of the the drum/bearing nut. It look's like you need a special tool. If so where do i buy one.

Hope this makes sence. Steve
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Reply By: extfilm - Sunday, Jun 18, 2006 at 21:41

Sunday, Jun 18, 2006 at 21:41
As as I know and I am sure it will have a banjo diff, u should not need any special tools. Either a quick hit with a rubber hammer should do the trick or 2, 12mm head bolts. (I think if I remeber correctly they are 8mm bolts). Simply screw them into the holes in the drums and the drums will pop off. U may even have to let the adjusters off a bit.
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Reply By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Sunday, Jun 18, 2006 at 21:43

Sunday, Jun 18, 2006 at 21:43
I always thought Mechnaics ripped people off with the amount they charge for replacing shoes/cylinders in drums, then I did the ones on the surf and realised how much of a bargin the're prices are!! :-O

Man I hate drums.

I havn't seen the Navara drums, but normally you don't have to remove anything. The wheel actually holds the drum together. The surf had 8mm threads top and bottom (emphasis HAD) so that you can screw in H/T bolts to leaver the drum apart. If you are having trouble getting the drum off, you may need to get a flat head screw driver in behind the hub and loosen the adjuster so that the shoes are not pushed hard up against the drum.

Also make sure the hardbrake is OFF! ;-)
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Reply By: Por1 - Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 22:33

Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 22:33
Hi Steve
I have a 1996 Navara 4X4 Diesel while I have no experience with the drum bracks I would like compair notes on your experiences with the vehicle.
my email is

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