I replaced the brake shoes on my mum's Fusion a few months ago. I was pretty shocked to be honest... once I'd got the drum off (which came off easily with a home-made puller tool) the bearing fell out (including all the roller bearings on the floor lol)and had ZERO grease.
I replaced the shoes (whilst wrecking a wheel cylinder in the mean time lol), greased them up and packed the hub with grease. Bearings are quiet and shes not had a problem since.
ps, when replacing shoes dint try (like I did) to place everything in and stretch the retaining springs to fit. fit the shoes and springs off the car with the shoes ''folded'' then prise the whole assembly OVER the ends of the wheel cylinder. but to befair I have nice new wheel cylinders now haha
ps, nice to see this forum has lots of topics and members.... last time I was on here there were like 3 members! lol