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Re: Rear brakes sticking on

Originally Posted by laura siddall View Post
Hi there
Sometimes when i'm driving my car, and come to a complete stop my brakes seem to lock on at the rear. Its almost as if the handbrake is locked on. This seems to be getting worse and worse.
Any ideas what it could be. Its a 51 plate clio 1.2.
hi laura
rear brakes are a funny old system when they start to go wrong.are your rears disc or drum type ?
many disc brake problems usualy only need a good clean out esp the slide points on the calipers as they a prone to sticking and not releasing the pads on the outer side.or a sticking hand brake linkage

rear drum type are diferent .. could be a retainer spring has come adrift causing the shoe to kink to one side ... a sticking wheel cylinder or just a case of the drums needing a good old clean out and the back plate cleaning and re greasing where the shoes contact the back plate
hard one to quote on untill stripped
hope this helps
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