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Locking brake on the rear passenger side!

About a month ago I replaced the all of the brake pads and the rear driver side caliber. Now after a month of driving the rear passenger side brake is locking up and will not release until I place the truck into reverse. The tempature has just resently dropped below the freezing level. I have bled the brake and replaced both the caliber and brake pad and it is still locking up.

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Its probably the rubber hose that goes between the metal break line and the caliper. That hose is like a 2 way valve that lets fluid into the caliper when brakes are applied and lets fluid back out when brakes are released. These hoses deteriorate and stop letting fluid back out causing the brake to stay tight against rotor.

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It's possible the problem is the hand brake adjustment.
With a normal handbrake, you can remove some screws around the handbrake covering. The screws are sometimes well hidden so you have to look around.
When you get the covering off, there are two adjusting nuts at the rear of the handbrake. Turn the nuts until you can get "5 clicks" on the handbrake to set the brakes.
Some jack up the car while doing this so they can rotate the wheels by hand to feel when the brakes touch the pads.
Hope this helps

Posted on Apr 22, 2015

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SOURCE: rear passanger side brake locks up when stopped

Hi there... There are a couple possibilities for this to happen. the brakes might not be adjusted properly therefore the shoes have to travel further in order to put pressure on the drum. exessive travel can cause binding of the shoes and won't release properly. The shoes my have been installed backwards ( ie front shoe in the back and back shoe in the front) the rear shoe is normally longer and if put in backwards can cause binding. the other possibility is that you may have a sticky wheel cylinder so when you release the brakes the cylinder piston will not retract. Hope this helps you out

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SOURCE: i have a gmc 2500 4x4 and rear brakes locking up

Do you have a/the proportioning valve in your system? Pin needs to be pulled out for centering while bleeding.

Posted on Jan 25, 2009

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It sounds like the brake shoes are reversed or the wrong ones. Also may be faulty, or incorrectly installed brake hardwre. I'm assuming this problem did not happen until after the brake job? If it did, then you might have a different problem.

Posted on Jun 11, 2009

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go to the rear of the vehicle and look just above the rear end, there is a load sensing porpotioning valve up there, there is a rod that connects the rod to the top of the rear end, if you have raised or lowered the vehicle than that rod needs to be adjusted,

the valve simply diverts fluid to and from the rear brakes depending on rear vehicle ride height, this is for proper stopping ability when the vehicle is loaded down or when it nose dives from a hard stop.

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SOURCE: stuck calipers

Brake lines are not releasing fluid back to master cylinder. Open bleeder and see if wheel will turn. If it does replace brake line to caliper

Posted on May 08, 2010

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