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Re: MOT - 3 issues with brakes
Just an FYI may not help but my Fiat failed MOT on the last two. It also had drums on the rear.
I cleaned them up, replaced shoes and springs and also got new handbrake cables. However it still failed on the handbrake not functioning correctly. Turned out to be the back plate which had rusted and split, so when the handbrake was applied the backplate would flex instead of the shoes being expanded. Thanks to ridiculous amounts of Hammerite applied by a previous owner i couldn't see the split and didn't notice the small amounts of flex. So yea, just thought it might be worth mentioning.
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2003 Ford Ka 1.3 : 2003 Renault Megane 1.4 16v (RIP) : 1997 Fiat Cinquecento S (RIP) : 2000 Vauxhall Corsa (RIP) : 1997 Citroen Xsara 1.4 (RIP)