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Toyota Cavalier Hello, I live in New Zealand and am having a brake problem with my 96 Toyota Cavalier. Approx 6mths ago I had the rear brakes replaced (pads & cylinders) at local garage . Due to a bad water leak inside car I have had car parked up for 3-4mths. When I moved the car about 1 week ago it was going fine with no binding of brakes. In last couple of days I gave car good wash (incl wheel under wheel arches & mag wheels). I then a couple of days later (yesterday) went to move car & right rear brake gave a shudder. I drove it a couple more metres & then RR brake locked up altogether. I tried driving it a little bit down the road, going forward slowly & also in reserve, but after driving about 150 metres brought car back home as brake did not want to come loose. Any advise on what you think may be the problem would be greatly appreciated :).

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I know brakes inside and out. I'd love to come down there and fix them for you. I'm unemployed, single male, with nothing else to do.If trans could be arranged, I'd love to fix your brakes. I've always wanted to see Australia. more women than men I've heard? true? Gimmie a passport. I'm there. John

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