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    Help: Rear Brakes

    I need some help, I have a Mk 5 Astra and I took the car for MOT at the weekend and it passed by 1% on the rear brakes

    The guy said that my rear drum brakes are too loose and they need to be tighten. Does anyone know how you do this?

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    The drum needs to be taken off and adjusted inside with the toothed adjuster wheel. Best off paying the garage to do it as it shouldnt cost much and will make sure it passes.



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    Quote Originally Posted by jmini View Post
    The drum needs to be taken off and adjusted inside with the toothed adjuster wheel. Best off paying the garage to do it as it shouldnt cost much and will make sure it passes.
    Many thanks jmini

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    No problem depending on your location i can do it for you if you wish



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    I am sure many a member on here would help if they knew what area you were from.
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    Thanks for the offer but I live in Essex.

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    Try PM'ing MARK T on here as he is a very helpfull guy and from Essex way.

    www.astraownersclub.com/vb/member.php?u=4410
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    Quote Originally Posted by lee gsi View Post
    Try PM'ing MARK T on here as he is a very helpfull guy and from Essex way.

    www.astraownersclub.com/vb/member.php?u=4410
    Thanks for the help, i'm currently trying to sweet talk a mechanic mate of mine to help me but if he can't help I will PM Mark T

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