Sean, I feel your pain. My car has the same set up but with 122,000 miles on it. I have been fighting the exact same scenario since i've owned the car with 28,000 miles. I've cleaned every thing with brake clean and installed new shoes with no luck.
I think there are two possibilities: one being the automatic adjusters. I noticed that right after I did the brakes that they worked perfect for about a month, but it's back to squatting at a stop. Try backing up and repeatedly firmly braking. (This forces the automatic adjusters to rachet the brakes tighter to the drums.) Or its supposed to.
Second problem may be air in the system. My wife is terrible in the garage and with her help, I can't say that i've completely bled the air out properly. I just read that the ABS module may also need bled, so that will be my first try tomorrow night. I'll keep posting to let you know what I've found.
Monday, August 25th, 2008 AT 10:58 PM