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Not sure if this is the correct forum - I own a 03 Tracker ZR-4 - but I discovered something which may help others in removing the rear drums. I did a search and and have found no mention of this:

I was having a hard time removing the drum off the shoes and I noticed a small rubber plug close to the edge of the backing plate. The hole it covered is adjacent to the inner drum surface "lip" - I took a small chisel, stuck it through the hole and against the rusty edge (lip) of the inner drum surface and rotated the drum, which scraped off a lot of the rust. This cleaned the "lip" enough that I was able to get the drum off the shoes with much less effort.

Hope this helps.

Neal
 

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They can be a pain to get off once the shoe wears a lip. Did you also use bolts screwed into the holes in face of the drum to "lever" it off?

Other vehicles I've owned have had a rear access hole to back off the auto adjusters- the GV's don't seem to?
 
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