So my nephews gf picked up a 2000 neon @ an auction this past weekend, brought it by asked me to check it out 54k on the clock I guess it was parked/hidden in a storage for 10 years to hide from the repo man, still has the cosmoline wax smell on the outside from the factory I guess never was fully hotwashed..
anyways long story short, rear brakes never been touched but they get warm after braking normally, when pulling on the ebrake @ 5-10-20 mph almost nothing slows the car down as if they were soaked with brake fluid. Pulled the drums, every thing seems to be working normally had her press on the brakes so I could see the shoes move... I washed them down good with brake cleaner, re assembled took a test drive pulled ebrake, seems to have helped but not much. Air in the rear lines 7 proportioning valve is ruled out since the ebrake is how I usually diagnose drum brakes, any idea's? I'll prob just put new shoes & turn the drums this weekend. But my neon I can lock up the tires with my ebrake I've not ever had this sorta problem.