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post #16 of 43 (permalink) Old 10th October 2008
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I have found that method of adjustment never really works.
I let off the handbrake cable adjustment - adjust the internal drum adjusters manually. This can be abit fiddly but works best. Then adjust the handbrake cable adjuster until the rear wheels lock - then slacken off until I can get 5-7 notches on the handbrake lever.
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hi, iv had the same fault with my 54 clio. and itwas exactly what justg has diagnosed. it was the rear brake pads were worn, and the lining were just disintigrating. i managed to remove the drums myself by taking it in to my work and using a pair of pullers, but it say unless you have access to a set of pullers then you may have to take it to your local garage!

once the drums are off its a very simple, straight forward job, just make sure that you have the correct pads, as there are various pads for the clio.

this job took me maby about a couple of hours to do, but that was due to me having to make two trips to a local parts supplier, so id say both of the rear drums could be done in around an hour.

when doing the drums for this fault, besure to give the drums a check, make sure that the drusm arent damesg, af they are slightly damaged then id say you could give them a little clean up with soem emry paper, but i fthey are badly damaged then id recommend that you get new drums aswell, as fitting new pads to on when the drums are damaged will only dramatically reduce the service life of your pads.

hope this was a bit of help to you.
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Re: Clio Rear Brakes Lock On when Reversing

I have a 2004 Clio 1.5l van. One of the rear brakes (near side) is stuck solid, so I went to get some replacement brake shoes only to be asked which type of brake system (Bosch or Lucas) the vehicle has.

How do I find out which type of system my van has?

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In january my O/S rear brake jammed on my 53plate 1.2 16v clio. I drove it to my local garage slowly. They sent me away with an appointment as it was extremely busy. Approx 50 meters down the road of the garage a transit van ploughed into the N/S wing, writing off the car... Problem solved.
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Re: Clio Rear Brakes Lock On when Reversing

Originally Posted by springrival View Post
Hi All

I have a Clio 1.2 everything fine till yesterday.
Put car on drive and when I came to reverse off it wouldn't move - it tries to reverse and raises up the suspension!

If I move forwards the brakes crash off with a bang but as soon as I reverse they lock on again.

Any ideas?
hi, ive just read what you have wrote and mine has recently started to do this too! do you know what has caused yours to do this at all yet?
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