Holy thread resurrection I know but I have this issue (after handbrake was 'adjusted' to pass MOT) and wondering if any more pointers on what specifically to look for. Shoes are new(ish) and everything has been cleaned in the rear hubs but I am wondering about the bent bit of tin. Part no?
Shoes are nearly new and handbrake was 'cleaned and adjusted' by MD for MOT pass and now has this noise. They want the car back but also want to strip out the centre console to look at the lever end of things which I am not too keen on without being sure it is a good idea.
I will also try the handbrake clean up procedure I found on here "rolling along at about 20 mph pull the handbrake on firmly till you feel it dragging for about five to ten seconds and release, give it a minute to disperse heat and repeat three or four times, it settles the shoes and beds them in as well as polishing them up a bit. "