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Re: Clio rear drum brake noise
The creaking noise you are hearing will either be coming from the springs that go between the brake shoes expanding or rubbing on the backing plate as you press the brake pedal, or it could be the contact part of the shoes rubbing on the backing plate.
Some slight noise is acceptable but it normally isn't that loud that you can notice it or feel it through the pedal.
To cure the noise the drums will neeb to be removed and all components cleaned up, the backing plate contact areas need any corrosion removed and greased with anti seize (copper slip) grease.
The springs will need to be cleaned up or replaced if they are corroded badly.
The friction material part of the brake shoes can sometimes become detached, so check there are no signs of it starting to come loose.
The video below covers fitting new brake shoes and also a new wheel cylinder, you don't need to replace the cylinder if yours is not leaking or seized.
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To do this:
Hover over the "TOOLS" tab at the top of the page
> then in the dropdown click on "User Dashboard"
> click on "Edit Your Details" at the top Left hand side.
> scroll down to the "What's current in your garage?" box and enter your vehicle details.
> Once the details are entered scroll down to the bottom of the page and click "Save Changes"
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2001 Renault Laguna II 1.9dCi Dynamique Sport Tourer