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Re: 2002 Clio 1.2 Brake Problem

Ok, so you now know its not a servo problem.
Pumping the brakes, means an adjustment/air problem, as pedal goes solid but drops.
Should not be an air problem, as you used a pressure bleader .
So adjustment it points to...
Make sure your handbrake levers, in the drum, return to their stops. If not undo the handbrake adjusting nut, until the levers are fully back..
Now adjust your brake shoes,,. If your drums have lips on the inside of the drum,,( towards the edge of the drum) this needs filling off,
Once these are adjusted, then, and only then, readjust the slack in the handbrake cable...
This will bring your footpedal higher.
If this does not give you a full pedal.. THEN re-bleed the rear wheels..
If, after doing these two things, the pedal still has slight drop/play.
Front wheel off, passenger side, caliper off, not disconnected from the hydraulic circuit....
Push the piston all the way back, find some way of holding it back, g-clamp, brake winding tool.
Re-bleed this caliper, do the same on the drivers side....
If you are using the pressure bleeder, be aware how much air pressure you put in.. If you are not carefull, you will force air INTO the fluid....

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