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Re: clio authentique, problem fitting brake shoes


i have adjusted the little bit of metal that sticks out and sits against the rear shoe by slackening off the handbrake cable. i have done this on both sides. then adjusted the self adjusting thing on the drum brake. both drums move but only slightly. they do move by hand but provide some drag. they do not spin freely. i then tightened the handbrake cable. the handbrake comes up four notches and stops. the hand brake stops the car from moving without a problem but the pedal is still soft.
that is as far as i have gotten. i have to get some brake fluid to bleed the brakes. there is a one man bleeder video on youtube that shows how to do this.
this is as far as i have gotten. i think after this if it is not working i will have to get a mobile mechanic. i just want to avoid spending lots of money.

thanks for all your help and advice. i do appreciate it.

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