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I did the other side on Monday. So much easier when you've done one side and know the potential problems.
The drum still wouldn't come off because of the usual ridge. I sat there with a hot air paint stripper heating up the drum for ten minutes. Thought it wouldn't get it hot enough, but it did, and it really made a difference. It was still a struggle to get it off, but you could instantly tell that it would eventually come off. The bearing didn't fall out this time.
The shoes on the near side were nowhere near as badly glazed as the offside.
Anyway, driving to work yesterday was very promising, but unfortunately the squealing returned on the way home, so I guess the problem must be at the front (haven't driven it today). Or is it possible the shoes are glazing up very quickly ?
What causes shoes to glaze? I thought it was accumulation of brake dust.
Currently in Paul Simon's garage:
2004 Renault Clio 1.2 16v Dynamique