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Re: MK2 Clio - Rubbish rear brakes

The footbrake works using the bottom locating point as a pivot and the cylinder pistons open to force the shoes out against the drum.

When the lever is against the stop, the end of the adjuster sits against the shoe. As you move the lever, it hits another section of the adjuster.

If you look at the end fitting of the adjuster, you should see that it's stepped. The handbrake uses the adjuster for it's spreading leverage point.

Technically, you could bin the whole handbrake setup without affecting the footbrake.

As the shoes get thinner the adjuster needs to get longer to keep the shoes close to the drum otherwise you get more pedal travel at the footbrake.

If you're old enough to remember- some cars also had drums on the front. Didn't need a handbrake on front and back with them.

Anyway- has it had any new parts that you know of.
What did you do to cure the binding.
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