I have seen many videos and online tutorials for disassembling a drum brake, but they all look different. The ones I see online have the bolts emerging from the rim where the drum slides as the picture: enter image description here However, on my car(Peugeot 301), the drum looks a bit different as shown in the picture: enter image description here

I can’t seem to remove the drum no matter what I do, keeping in mind that it rotates freely and isn’t stuck in place by the brakes. So, does this type have a different way of removal, by bolts or something? Or does this center cap need to be removed first?

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In the center cap, the drum is held on by a castle nut and there's a bearing in there as well. Pop the cap off and you should be able to see what I'm talking about.

  • This makes more sense now. Thank you for the reply! Any idea about how to remove it though? Seems very rusty and stuck Mar 2, 2022 at 23:00
  • Or maybe any online videos showing how? What should i search for to find this type? Mar 2, 2022 at 23:00
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    @user3407319. This one is similar - youtube.com/watch?v=cSfx1PBpGm0
    – HandyHowie
    Mar 2, 2022 at 23:23
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    I have a dedicated wood chisel for hammering into tight gaps. You canalso use a sharpened flat screwdriver. Once it is up a bit use a pry tool.
    – John Canon
    Mar 3, 2022 at 3:38
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    A few shots of penetrating fluid should help.
    – GdD
    Mar 3, 2022 at 8:48

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