I ended spending half an afternoon getting dirty.
ABS connector is located on the inside, behind the trim, between the seat and back door like the 626 (Protegé as well?), And the drum was pretty straightforward (nicked a bolt keeping abs wire in place, perfect fit for loosening the drum, just like a 2000 Protegé.
I did check the sensor, like in the video you guys made (and mentioned earlier), and I had fine readings - still went ahead and popped the drum, and cleaned a lot of gunk out.
Now, it's a tight fit putting it back together, as the brake shoes are lining up with not much room to spare (wheel does not run free, every rotation or so it gets tight, before and after cleaning).
I'll add a few pictures, to which I hope you can tell if the brake is good or bad (including springs).
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Monday, August 26th, 2019 AT 9:46 AM