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Re: Megane 2002 1.4 brake issues

Originally Posted by shezboy View Post
I've just bought a 2002 Megane 1.4 (1st registered June 2002) with 113,500 on the clock and in really clean/tidy condition. No rust or dents. It seems quite well cared for with 3 owners from new (the third owner only had the car for 3 months).

The guy I bought it from said the handbrake doesn't seem to cause the near side rear brake to engage properly or as much as the offside.
Did you buy it from the 3rd owner? It's a bit unusual to resell a car so quickly. You seem to have done all the general checking you can and at least the brakes aren't sticking on. There could be several reasons why the brakes seem unbalanced. All you can do now is either remove the wheels and check all the brake components yourself or get a garage/fast-fit centre to give it a check over. It shouldn't be anything drastic.
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