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PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:38 pm 
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I have a late 1950 DeSoto Custom. As you may know the late 1950 DeSoto's had a redesigned emergency brake (a drum and two shoes rather than the external clamp). How do you remove the emergency brake drum, assuming you don't have a drum puller C-425, which I don't. I went to the local DeSoto/Plymouth dealer, but they did not have one either.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 10:38 pm 
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You need to report that DeSoto dealership to Fiat-Chrysler.

At my local rental store, (where I might rent a roto-tiller, or tables for a wedding, or a roto-rooter, etc) they had a large variety of pullers. You should be able to rent a puller that will push on the shaft and grab the outside of the drum.

Also, many of the automotive parts stores out here also have a tool rental program, and you might check into that.

It's a good idea to leave the nut on the end of the shaft at least during the initial pull so that if it takes some effort, you don't moosh the threads on the shaft. Once the drum starts moving, you can remove the nut. I doubt that much effort will be needed to pull your drum though...

I'm envisioning something like this.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 2:06 am 
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I have the miller puller 452 to remove the emergency brake drum from the rear of the transmission.

Where do you live.

Rich Hartung
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I live near Valley forge pa which is outside of Philadelphia PA.
Cell 484-431-8157


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Nothing better than the real thing!

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:32 pm 
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I used a puller like the one shown above and the drum came off. A nut had come off a bolt and was jamming the drum. Thanks you all.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:19 am 
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A loose nut is often the cause of trouble, car related or otherwise! :lol:

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