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Sticking rear brake shoes-

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Overheating rear brake shoes- suburban

My brakes have been making a lot of noise recently and when I pulled the left rear drum off I noticed the shoes were cracked and worn unevenly. I had a shop do the shoes several months ago which included a lifetime warranty. They inspected, replaced the shoes and hardware and said I was good to go.
Almost immediately we noticed there was still some noise and confirmed that the shoe is sticking on that side (generating quite a bit of heat). Took it back to the shop, they did another inspection and said they couldn't tell what it was for sure and that it would take up to 2 hours of digging into it to determine what the problem might be.
My question to them was what else could it be besides the wheel cylinders? The manager responded it could be one of many different issues in the hydraulic system.
Well I'm not going to give them the OK to fish around for a couple of hours to tell me what is wrong.
I'm thinking I start with replacing the wheel cylinders (though they appear to be working OK).

Any ideas on what else it could be?
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first off do you feel anything as in a lopping in the seat as you slow down,come up to a stop sign slowly.If your drums have become ovoid..instead of round this can cause this issues.--(translates into new drums needed) Also if you have an adjuster that is not working properly on that side not allowing them to adjust it in as far as it needs to be that would cause.A frozen adjuster is not a big dollar item and i find it hard to think that they didn't lube up your adjusters when they did the rear brakes.

Okay and lets not hear about moron,rip of repair shops i have run shops 24+ years and 99% of us are just trying to make an honest living.
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