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Right rear wheel

The right rear wheel locks up. back up and it will release. drive forward and it locks up again. any idea?

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  • rosieg4195 Nov 18, 2008

    to remove right rear drum, do I have to remove the axle nut?

  • el_cuervo_la Dec 05, 2008

    I have a 2002 Dodge Neon and one of my rear tires is lock. I realese the E - brake put it on reverse so far so good, but when I move foward I hear a soud like crounching something after that noise the left rear wheel is not going anywhere. I tryed to go back and forward, release the E-brake severeal times but nothing worked. Could anyone help me by giving me ideas on how to fix it myself or should I need to have the car towed to a repair place?

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    the back wheels locked up while driving

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Have a 1996 Neon with the same problem I am currently working on. It did the same thing to me 6 months ago. At that time I changed the brake shoes and the wheel cylinder. Now the problem is back. Pads are still good. I think the problem may be a combination of 2 things. A large lip on the inboard side of the drum and the drum is out of round. The lip is bumping the pads enough to allow the pads to catch and jamb as the smaller diameter of the drum comes around. There is also one area on the inside of the drum that you can see has been hot and left a heat discoloration or scorch mark about 4 inches long. I will see if the drum can be turned. If not I will just replace it. This problem only occurs on wet or slippery pavement at slow speeds. At fast speeds it creates the scorch mark on the inside of the drum.

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Right rear lining has come unglued from the metal frame it should be attached to. Replace rear brake linings. I'm sure you have rear drum brakes.

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Remove back wheel and drum should come off sound like broken brake spings

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