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Squeaky brake when cold

My Hyundai excel 97 model - Brakes will squeak at first but after braking about 5 to 8 times , the squeak will disappear. Is it contaminants and can be clean with with "brakeclean" spray?
Sound like the back brakes, which means the drum brakes. Whole drum assembly was replaced about 3 years ago. Could the pads needs replacing? Anything that I could DIY?

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If your rear brakes are making the noise take off the rear drums and spray some brake clean in there on both shoes and the drum let all parts dry which wont take anywhere from 30 seconds to a minute or two depending on the brake clean also if you want you can have someone take a piece of emry cloth to your front rotors and scuff them up a bit with about 80 to 100 grit emry and spray them and the pads off with brake clean let it dry to you can emry the pads to this will get most if not all the glaze on pads and rotors.

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