Chevey Aveo Brakes

iggy3iggy3 Member Posts: 4
edited July 2014 in Chevrolet
This may not be the best forum, but I'm at a loss. I can't seem to get the rear drums off of my 2004 Aveo in order to service the brakes and replace the wheel bearings.
Do you need to use a brake drum puller to get these off or what?


  • poncho167poncho167 Member Posts: 1,178
    I can't say for sure but I have seen quite a few cars/trucks that need to have their drums hammered pretty good to get them loose. Have you loosened the brake tension from behind?
  • iggy3iggy3 Member Posts: 4
    I haven't slacked off the adjuster from behind, but the wheel moves very freely. The bearing appear to be worn out and I'm wondering if it has somehow seized or welded itself to the spindle.
    BTW - I've hammer the spit out of it.

    Thanks for the response.

  • iggy3iggy3 Member Posts: 4
    How do I release the rear pads (The self adjuster)?
  • iggy3iggy3 Member Posts: 4
    Only one plug on the back of the drum. Its at the edge and when removed you see the edge of the shoe (not an adjuster). It appear to be a way of viewing the condition of the shoes. There doesn't appear to be an adjuster.
    Further, I took of the wheel and the center nut from the opposite side. That bearing looks fine and I can't get that drum off either.
    I'm stumped.
  • busirisbusiris Member Posts: 3,490
    Here's how you remove the drum...straight from the service manual...

    1.Release parking brake.
    2. Apply the brake pedal at least 10 times.
    3. Raise and support vehicle with jack stands, etc.
    4. Remove the tire and wheel assy.
    5. Remove the lock ring and the caulking nut from the spindle.
    6. Remove the drum from the spindle.
    Note: Pull the drum straight off thge spindle. The 2 inner wheel bearing races are not secured inside the drum by the ring.
    7. Remove the wheel bearing, if necessary.

    I hope that helps!
  • rw1971rw1971 Member Posts: 1
    anyone have a diagram or photo of what the rear brake assembly should look like?
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