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Like the title states, I have a squeak coming from my rear drums. Whenever I release the brake, I can hear a squeak coming from them. It only happens when sitting still or at very low speeds (below 15-20 mph). It squeaks no matter how quickly I release the brake as well. Fast or slow, same squeak when the pedal is almost completely released. It still does it no matter how long or hard I have been driving. It's fairly loud that I can even hear it when I have all the windows up. Any help would be great. Thanks in advance!
 

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I've been reading up on all the drum squeal threads and it seems like most people have the squeal/squeak while applying the brakes at low speeds, not when releasing them like I am experiencing.
 

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The contact points are near the top and bottom of each brake shoe.
Once you open the drums up and have a look, its very obvious where they'd make contact.
Make sure not to get any lube on the brake pad's themselves.
That could negatively effect the effectiveness of the brake shoes.
I also put some on the springs, especially where they loop through the holes in the brake shoe assemblies.
Before you put on any lube make sure you spray everything down with brake cleaner, and let it dry.
If you have anymore questions feel free to ask.
I learned a lot from my first hand experience with changing my brakes.
 
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