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Re: Clio Rear Brakes Lock On when Reversing

I experienced the same problem, (2001 Clio drum brakes) some horrible noises when braking whilst reversing. I got the car home, reversed onto the drive, then both rear brakes were solid, the car was half on drive and half on pavement. I managed to get the car back about on the drive, but both tyres skidded back.

About 3 weeks before, I stripped, cleaned and inspected the shoes, as there was an MOT advisory, handbrake travel problem. The only problem seemed to be brake collecting around various parts of the shoes.

The next day, dreading what I would find I jacked up each weel in turn, and found each would rotate freely, so not a bearing fault. I inspected both sets of shoes, the full handbrake linkage under the car.

Nothing was wrong, Ive reassembled it and not had any further problems in 3 weeks (300 miles), very strange.
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