Bound brakes! Call for a VM!

#1
REME Chaps/Chapettes,

Set of very bound Renault Megane rear (drum) brakes. :(

I cant rock or drive them off, they've really had it. Gonna try and knock them off with a hammer on the drum. If that fails what ther options do I have?

All help gratefully recieved! Gotta jump start the bloody thing first...
 
#3
also is there any extra holes at the front of the drum. if so you just need to find the correct bolts and try jacking the drum off the hub. ensure you wind the bolts in a bit at a time. (ensure you back the brakes off before you try this)
 
#5
in-it-for-the-easy-life said:
also is there any extra holes at the front of the drum. if so you just need to find the correct bolts and try jacking the drum off the hub. ensure you wind the bolts in a bit at a time. (ensure you back the brakes off before you try this)
Now we're cooking. Cheers. I'll have to look (the car is an hour away) :x

Anything else?
 
#7
Detonator said:
in-it-for-the-easy-life said:
also is there any extra holes at the front of the drum. if so you just need to find the correct bolts and try jacking the drum off the hub. ensure you wind the bolts in a bit at a time. (ensure you back the brakes off before you try this)
Now we're cooking. Cheers. I'll have to look (the car is an hour away) :x

Anything else?
Release the handbrake.
 
#8
delberto said:
Detonator said:
in-it-for-the-easy-life said:
also is there any extra holes at the front of the drum. if so you just need to find the correct bolts and try jacking the drum off the hub. ensure you wind the bolts in a bit at a time. (ensure you back the brakes off before you try this)
Now we're cooking. Cheers. I'll have to look (the car is an hour away) :x

Anything else?
Release the handbrake.
Will that help? :roll:
 
#9
When my drum brakes seized up I found that tapping (gently) around the drum with a lump hammer helped to release the shoes. Was a different car mind, but I guess the same principle applies.
 
#13
I'd agree with the bleeding idea, just drop a bit of fluid out at the brake end. That might free it up a bit, otherwise I'm a lump hammer and a friendly tap sort of person.

If you want to refit the drum then take it slowly otherwise you'll end up with a couple of sections of drum on the floor. I have used a metal bar with 2 holes in (fitted to the hub bolts) to use as a lever before, short sharp taps sometimes do what the more gentle engine force can't.

S_R
 
#16
if all else fails,just smash the drum,they pretty bloody cheap,and a set of shoes and drums,aint going to cost the earth. and next time,leave it in gear,without the handbrake applied. or if on tour,let your mate rag it around for you,while in you are in sunnier climes,dont let him near the missus though.
 
#17
captaincalamity said:
On my Megane the linings came off the brake shoes so that could be adding to your problems.
Funny you should say that. Got the bleeders off, and then discovered this had happened. Less than impressed with the glue they are using.
 
#19
ten501uk said:
if all else fails,just smash the drum,they pretty bloody cheap,and a set of shoes and drums,aint going to cost the earth. and next time,leave it in gear,without the handbrake applied. or if on tour,let your mate rag it around for you,while in you are in sunnier climes,dont let him near the missus though.
Thats where I went wrong. :x
 
#20
Fraid So,how is the missus,and your mate,are they happy together?
 

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