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Re: rear brake imbalance

Can you confirm, does it have rear discs and not drums? If so then it could be the self adjusting rear brakes that are causing the problem. The handbrake part is self adjusting and if it doesn't release fully it will cause uneven brake wear. You will need to remove the pads (not shoes), then ease the pistons. Some pistons can be forced back using what is called a rewind tool, some need to be turned (screwed back into the calliper) at this point, it is worth checking the condition of the discs for scoring or warping. Then fit new pads, adjust by pressing on the brake a few times and also exercising the handbrake a few times. I had a problem recently where there was a slight seep from the brake line, but this was easily solved by tightening the union (gently, take care not to snap it). Hope this helps
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