Can anyone tell me how to remove rear brake drum from a 2011 VW Jetta? I can't tell if it should just pull off or does the center hub nut need to be removed. Thanks for any help.
If this is what your rear drum looks like:
There probably is a Torx head screw in the "6th hole" (smaller hole located at about 2 o'clock in this photo). All you should have to do is remove the Torx screw and ensure the e-brakes are not engaged. If the e-brakes are too tight, you may need to back them off mechanically. You should be able to find an adjustment slot for them in the back of the dust cover. After that, it should come off, though may take a little persuasion to make it happen. The hub which sticks through the center may be rusted somewhat to the brake drum. If so, a little lubrication may help. Then more persuasion. You should not have to take the hub off to service this, even if you can get to the hub.
If it is anything like the old VW Golf II I ran way back when -and, judging from the photos on the Internet, it does seem identical to all intents and purposes- you will need to take out the split pin and castellated hub nut in order to remove the drum.
It does seem a quite fiddly job, though, with the various springs and wedges that need to be set correctly.