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Brakes i have a 94 legacy that the brakes keep lockin up on it when i push on the brakes as soon as i release presure from the hose its ok till i hit the brakes again what could be the cause of it thanx

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If you have rear drum brakes, check the rear brakes to see if you have any fluid leaks as in brake fluid from the wheel cylinder. it sounds like that is what is happening. when rear drum brakes get oil soaked they tend to lock up when the brakes are applied

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