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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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Did you resolve this issue. I have the same problem on 85 k10 new wheel cylinders new drum new shoes new springs. Driver side rear only sits wierd when I push on one side other side moves. Gets very hot. Same problem your having. Only thing I haven't done is check backing plate. Please help New to here. Also new brake lines except for rubber before it Ts on diff
Look at the date the thread was posted. This info is on the bottom left corner of the post. The original poster last reply was Sept, 20, 2011. His last post on the forum, was in 2018. IDT He will answer you. If you click on a members avatar, then there profile page, you can see there activity.
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