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Re: MK2 Clio - Rubbish rear brakes

Checked handbrake lever inside drum With handbrake off. The lever is against it's stop - so I assume thats OK.
Blead brakes - no air.
Still no change - with the engine running - foot on brake - you can force the wheel round.
There is what looks like a compensator valve on the back axle. Could this be misbehaving - what is the likelyhood -
Nearside rear brake is OK and it closer to this valve.
Could it be the handbrake actually needs adjusted to make the distance between shoe and drum closer - so when you apply the brake a greater area of shoe engages the drum ?
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