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I had my cars shoes,drums and cylinders changed in oct 09 and now the bearings have gone - should they have done this or would this have not been picked up???

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This all depends if your car was in for a service with the main dealer, normally these are examined by the technicians with a simple test or if your car was just booked in for a repair job, and or the mileage you did from your last garage visit, anyhow if we are talking about renault's with drums and cylinders most likely a Clio or R19 the bearings come in the form of one bearing for one side, and are not adjustable,a correction for the Best Solution, Renault's Bearings normally when worn start making noises and get worse as time goes by until they are noticeable by the driver or a mechanic, but back to the real question any professional technician after carrying out such repairs would at least turn the wheels by hand and listen to the noise if any produced by the wheels/bearings, and of course a road test would have been carried out after such major repairs, as i a renault technician would have carried out.
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The brake components are fixed and apply friction to the wheel hub assemblies rotating on the bearings mounted onto the stub axles. During the course of refurbishing the brakes the bearings would not normally be looked at unless there was clear evidence that a bearing malfunction had contributed to uneven disc wear. However I am surprised at the claim that all four bearings have now gone at the same time. Generally if too much play is detected (MOT test is the most usual point of detecting such a thing) the nut on the end of the stub axle can be tightened and then released one flat at a time until the requisite amount of play is reintroduced into the bearing. 'Play' in a bearing therefore is not necessarily a call for immediate replacement as there could be a quick cheap remedy. A badly worn bearing in contrast makes such a nasty grinding sound that one is compelled to change it.

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The bearings can go at any time m8 they could of been fine when u took the car to the garage but who knows? best to get them replaced elsewhere

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Hi my name is Allen!

To change the rear wheel cylinders on your neon, first take the wheel and the drum off, next using the proper size line-wrench take the brakeline off the wheel cylinder, next take the spring off the upper part of the brake shoe and pry back on the upper part of the shoe's, this will give enough space to remove the wheel cylinder without taking all the other parts off the shoes, next, take the 2 bolts off the wheel cylinder that hold it into place and install the new one in reverse procedure.

Note: Do one side at a time, becuse this will make easier to bleed the system. once you have one side done with the drum back on and every thing tight, then you will need someone to help bleed the brakes.

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