Renault Forums :: Independent Renault forum - View Single Post - rear brakes

Thread: rear brakes
View Single Post
post #4 of (permalink) Old 12th March 2007
Technical Supremo

Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 42,935
Nominated 16 Times in 67 Posts
Nominated TOTW/F/M Award(s): 28
Thanks: 371
Thanked 5,199 Times in 4,711 Posts
Good thinking Rob - now your awake. Take one side off first and draw a simple diagram of what you see - measure the width and length of the shoes and also the diameter of the brake drum (measure in millimetres). Or take a pic if you've got a digital camera. With that info., your local friendly motor factors should be able to sort you out. I don't recommend you buy on-line as if they send the wrong ones you are likely to incur any extra postage (that's apart from the hassle). As a matter of interest whats wrong with the old ones. After removing the drum and before removing the shoes check if the cylinders are leaking. Pull back the rubber boot on each end of the cylinder and have a look inside - if its wet with brake fluid or badly rusted - you'll need to replace them. In order to maintain good braking and the correct brake balance it is essential that what ever you do to one side you do to the other. Good Luck
Currently in madnoel10's garage:
Honda Civic 1.4l
madnoel10 is offline  
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome