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1983 dodge power wagon 4x4

Truck sat for 8 years, got it running, standard trans, in first gear takes high RPMs (approx. 2500) to get moving, feels like parking brake is on, removed rear drums brakes seem to be fine, removed rearend inspection cover no visible damage, once truck is moving in first gear, pulls very hard to right when you change to second gear motor luggs down - have to put back in first gear. Feels lots of resistance in back right wheel. when jacked up, wheels turn freely.

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Put truck in reverse hit brakes constantly and then go for drive in first gear. .... problem was brakes got all locked up ...... to not drive a vehicle is the worst thing u can do to it . hope i helped ELI

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