[size="2"]2001 Ford Focus 1.8 T.D.C.I
I got a problem with my rear brakes. I recently changed the front brake discs and pads and the rear brake shoes. Overall the brakes are working fine but I was tightening up the handbrake as the car is up for M.O.T on Monday and there is a serious imbalance on the rear. When I use the foot brake all seems fine and after adjusting the 10mm nut at the handbrake inside the car I get it perfect on one side the other side is locked.
Ok, so I then took off the drums and checked the auto adjusters and there are no teeth missing and they both looked ok. Now on the passenger rear there was about 3 drops off liquid that I can only imagine is brake fluid but was not all over the place, so I'm guessing this aint good at anytime but was wondering would this be enough to cos the imbalance and also would the brake shoe already be compromised due to contamination on the brake shoe from the drops off fluid?
I was going to go to the motor factors tomorrow and have a list off things I was going to get to repair them myself:
1. 2 Rear cylinders (May as well do the both)
2. New rear shoes (Due to contamination)
3. Brake fluid
4. Self brake bleeder (Will be doing the job on my own)
5. 10mm Flare nut wrench
6. Brake cleaner (To clean the hubs)
Was wondering is the flare nut wrench the right size for this model?
Any help would be greatly appreciated guys. Head is done in this day….lol.
P.S. Still driving the car and the brakes are brilliant just the hand brake thats crap [/size]