The Hyundai Elantra rear brakes are a drum and shoe type system. The shoes are forced out against the drums by an hydraulic wheel cylinder when the brake pedal is depressed. The shoes typically wear slower than the front disc brake pads, but removing the rear drums regularly to inspect the condition of the drum and shoes is good preventative maintenance. Clean the drums, shoes and hardware every time you remove the drums to extend the life of your rear brakes.
Tools Used: Tools, Lug wrench, Jack, Jack stands, Flat head screwdriver
Remove the Rear Brake Drum
Loosen the lug nuts on the rear wheels of your Hyundai Elantra with a lug wrench. Do not take them off the wheel studs yet; just break them loose. Position a jack under the rear suspension of the car and raise it until the tires are off the ground.