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It is best to release the handbrake cable adjustment first. As the drums wear there is a edge which catches the linings. Some of the Clios have a hole in the back of the drum (usually blocked by a grommet). If you push a screwdriver of such inside you can sometime force the internal handbrake lever backwards and this may allow some clearance. It is is not unusual to cause damge to the lining if the removal is very difficult.
On many occasions I have resorted to using a hub puller - see attached picture of an example.
The wheel bearing is part of the drum assembly and there is no need to remove the circlip.

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Cheers I'll give it a try tomorrow, no luck with it today!
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Yeah, the trouble is that the pads tend to eventually wear a groove in the drum, and even when the hub is turning freely, the pads won't clear the lip of the groove they've worn...

I had a hell of the time getting them off on my Lag, though thankfully the pistons had leaked and consequently the drums were full of lovely, slippery brake fluid

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