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    The amount of time it has taken me to actually go buy a 30mm socket and take the brakes apart is a testament to how rarely this issue happens. I've got about 24,000km now. It continues to have a couple of days (sometimes hours) of squeakiness, but otherwise they're totally silent. So anyway, I finally did it today, and there is nothing that would obviously make a squeaking sound. No metal-on-metal contact that I can see.

    However, you can see that one of the shoes is worn alot more than the other. I'm guessing that the squeaking issue has something to do with this. I need to bring it to the dealer again for them to deal with my alignment issues, so I will get them to check this out as well (should be covered under warranty).

    I had planned to put some more grease on contact points, but it turned out I didn't have any in my toolbox (d'oh). I still sprayed brake cleaner around to get rid of any dust. The drum itself is smooth all around with no deep grooves.

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    Those are some nice pictures. It'll help someone else make sense of the whole arrangement, and maybe even help put things back in their right place. Thanks for posting them.

    Did you have any trouble figuring out the self-adjusting mechanism?

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    I didn't have to do any adjustments since I didn't actually remove any parts besides the drum itself. I have adjusted drum brakes on different vehicles before; this one looks a fair bit different compared to the ones I've done though.

    Spraying brake cleaner didn't do anything, as I expected. Just today I pulled into the bank, they were squeaking, left the bank, and they were fine. Will update when I get more info.



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