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Drum brakes need to be cleaned occasionally. Especially the RR one on the Cruze.

A can of brake cleaner and 30 mins of your time will do it in the future.
 

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I don't think I need to adjust it, since it's auto adjusting (drive in reverse, then pump the handbrake a few times),
But it does give a good idea on how to remove the wheel hub, and see inside.

I'm more thinking if something needs lubricating?
The front brakes were squeaking (according to what I read), because of the metal springs holding the brake pads in place.
If I had known, I could have just purchased the brake pad hardware (springs), and installed those, and use the stock brake pads.
Get some brake cleaner and go to town on the inside of the drums. All the buildup there is causing your squealing.

They are supposed to self adjust but it doesn't work (well) on the Cruze. It could probably use some adjustment.

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