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Re: Clio Rear Brakes Lock On when Reversing

Took me some time to return! Shoes had come away on rear brakes. Had them completely rebuilt and no locking on problems since
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Re: Clio Rear Brakes Lock On when Reversing

Hi, I have had this problem, on and off for some months now. Its the n/s rear and it raise up when I go to pull away first this in morning. If I reverse a little it releases. Its now been to 2 different garages of 3 occassions and first garage said they dont know whats wrong after adjusting handbrake cable on two different ocassions. Then another garage, said they had oiled or grease it and which seem to solve the problems for about a month and then this morning and yesterday it happened again. It raised up on the suspension and its usually when I have parked up in the rain. I am reluctant to keep taking it to garages and paying for them to say we have greased it or we dont know whats wrong and then the problem re-occurring. Also the brakes judder when brake at speed. However the brakes have been looked at on many occasions and recently had MOT. Any suggestions? Im thinking of just going ahead and having brakes and drums replaced anyway as I cant keep getting into car with fingers crossed it will move, but as money is tight, dont wanna be paying out if its a simple fix, but if simple fix why cant garages sort it once and for all Any advice would be appreciated. I have a 1998 1.6 clio. Im not good with cars, so taking them off myself it not really an option. Thanks for your time
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Re: Clio Rear Brakes Lock On when Reversing

hi - it sounds as if the brake linings might be loose as thats what happened to me - the car rose up on the suspension. But you've said it happens in the rain and I'm wondering if its because the shoes have rusted to the drums in the damp. You could try leaving the car in gear rather than putting the handbrake on if you're leaving the car parked overnight or for a long period. New shoes are probably about 20-30 for four and I guess I'd take an evening to fit them, so probably take a garage an hour or so. They're more efficient and know what they're doing and so on... Maybe 70 parts and labour altogether?
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Re: Clio Rear Brakes Lock On when Reversing

I have had this problem on a few cars I have owned the last one was a Peugeot 309 back end lifting when reversing and the cause was a leaking cylinder and fluid had got on the lining so I had to change the cylinder and linings.
The worst thing was the linings were not worn and I was told to boil the lining to get rid of the fluid but I don't know if that works but I bought a new set to be on the safe side.

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Re: Clio Rear Brakes Lock On when Reversing

I looked at a Clio with this problem a few weeks back and could see nothing wrong with it,
linings were bonded ok with little ware, no leaks but there's a bump pressed into
the back plate that lines the shoes up and I suspect
that the edge of the shoes are riding over the edge of
this, I put a very small amount of brake grease right
on the edge of this and it's been fine since but I suspect
it's due to tolerances in after market shoes and that
some org maker ones would cure it for good.

Who would design a vehicle that falls over when you stop?

If you find a fix for your problem please let us know it will help others.
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