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post #29 of (permalink) Old 7th January 2012
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Re: Clio Rear Brakes Lock On when Reversing

david, have a look at post 24 above which discusses the handbrake lever. its important that it sits in the right position against the shoes. What you describe happened to me. I'd reverse the car and one of the back wheels would lock as if it had hit a kerb. The brake lining comes off the shoes and jams when reversing. If you let it go too long then it makes a series of very loud banging noises intermittently when driving forward as well. I'd fit new shoes on both sides unless you can find something else definitely wrong with the handbrake operating lever (the one in the drum).

I don't know why the lining isn't obviously off the shoe. Maybe it comes loose at one end first and its then free to jam? If its left then maybe the whole lining comes off? With mine the lining came off completely on at least one shoe, but as I described above it made noises going forward too. Hth
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