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whats going on with my drum brakes

and handbrake? the brake fluid level is quite normal but inside the right drum everything is black/dirty. is it leaking? can the wheel bearing couse this? (couse it needs to be changed)

the handbrake cable snapped (left). it was changed but tightening the adjusting nut between the seats doesnt help. do u have to press the brake pedal (with engin on) when adjusting the handbrake nut?
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Hi Karletto - sounds very much like you have a leaking wheel cylinder - you'll need to remove the drims to fimd out exaxtly what is wrong - it is recommended to replace both sides at once along with the brake shoes
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Hello Karletto. I agree with mad, sounds very much like a brake cylinder. Not too expensive to sort
With regards to the tightening of the handbrake, this can be done underneath the car at the rear, at least on my old Laguna there was a tightening nut hidden behind the exhausts heat shield. Be careful if you tighten there though as when I did mine it was so rusted the damned thing broke. Ended up doing a botch job using a rod from a later phase Lag as we couldn't get an earlier one from the scrappy and Renault said they don't sell the part seperate and wanted over 200 for a whole handbrake assembly .

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