I wanted to look at the rear brake shoes on my 2002 Safari (74K miles); I've never had the drums off. One came off easily, the other is really stuck. It seems loose at the studs and at the edge (at the shoes), but is stuck at the center of the hub. I was thinking of using a gear puller on it, but mine is not big enough; needs to be capable of about 11" diameter. Anybody have any good ideas?
PB Penetrating Catalyst - a.k.a. PBlaster sprayed around that center hole & let it soak in some. Then carefully heat up right around that center hole (NOT the whole drum and NOT too hot) with a propane torch while tapping the drum with a hammer.