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Re: clio authentique, problem fitting brake shoes

The lever inside your drum, must go to its stop, (piece of metal on the lever stops the lever going any farther back this will make contact with the brake shoe ). If this is now on its stop, then you can use the knurled adjuster to adjust your brake shoes,( the adjuster just below the wheel cylinder).
Then, you can adjust your handbrake cable, to remove any freeplay in the handbrake..
If that lever does not go back, then you must undo your hand brake cable adjuster,,
If you have not found the adjuster, you need to lower one side of the heat shield, above the exhaust , to get at the adjuster, which is in the middle of the car,

Otherwise, everything you have done, ( to put it bluntly) will be a waste of time.

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