What is going on with my rear breaks? on 1999 Suzuki Grand Vitara

A little while ago my suzuki started making a rhythmic grinding from my driver's side rear tire. Rhythmic in the sense that when Im speeding up the rhythm picks up. So, we figured it was the wheel bearing needing to be replaced. Well- we're still in the process of fixing it, however now my rear tire is leaking break fluid- as in, I do not have any tension on the breaks because its empty. Im a single mother. I know how to change break pads, rotors, oil filters, etc etc. but Im unfamiliar with rear wheel drums and wouldn't mind learning about them- not only because its interesting, but also because Im pinching pennies at this point. Do I need new calipers? is this a hard process? Please point me in the right direction.

by in Bremerton, WA on August 29, 2014
1 answer
ANSWER by on August 30, 2014
Have your brakes and rotors checked now. If your car has rear drum brakes, you may need brake shoes etc. With the drum brakes, there could be several things wrong with the brakes.