Thursday, 22 November 2012


How on earth has this happened?? I was driving my car right up to the day before it's MOT was due which also happened to be the day we went away for a week. Take a look at this photo and try to work out what it is:
This happens to be what is left of the rear n/s brake shoes. They have disintegrated completely. Hubby is now removing the cylinder and then we have to go and get replacements.
Hopefully that will be it. Not a costly repair as the shoes are about £10 or £12 and the cylinder about £15, however, he is frightening me by saying there is a bit of knocking at the front end which could be nothing but again could be serious. I am prepared to take a chance with the MOT, but if they find a problem at the front which is a biggy, then my little car will go to car heaven, sobs.


Artyjen said...

Do so hope the MOT is positive....not sure what I'd do if mine failed next year!
xoxo Sioux

Hels Sheridan said...

bloody hell!!! Wonder if that is what that smell was before hun... hoping it can be fixed... and MOT'd don't want your little car to go to heaven!

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oh Joanne!, hope all goes well! Chrisxx

Joanne said...

Thanks for your concerns girls. The parts are bought (£50) and DH will have a go at fixing them tomorrow. It's getting difficult for him now so this will be the last repair......sob.