Twice a year I like to check out those reclusive drum brakes. The first step is to remove the rear wheel and lift the car.
Step 1: Taking a Look.
The drum brake cover is easy to slide out and off. These things are not supposed to be tight.
Step 2: Inspection!
The piston boots, clips, Springs and brake shoes look good. The wear in the shoes are acceptable.
Step 3: Cleaning.
Using a 1 inch brush I removed the build up of crud in the brake assembly. I also cleaned the cover. Once satisfied the brakes were clean enough, I reassembled and put back on the tire.
The same process was done for the other rear drum brake. That side proved to be in good condition as well.