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96 Cavalier passenger rear brake lock up when wet or cold

When the brakes are wet or cold the passenger rear brake locks up. I have replaced the following : shoes, hardware, adjusters, wheel cylinders, and drums. Bled all brake lines, took great pains to evenly adjust the "adjusters", even backed off on the driver' side adjustment (driver side brake has never locked up), I had even measured the drums after they were machined to try to insure eveness, and the passenger side still locks up. Any other ideas?

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  • Karl Jan 04, 2009

    That doesn't explain why the driver side rear brake is working properly and it doesn't explain why the problem dissappears once the brakes warm up and dry off.

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    MY REAR BRAKES BRAKE MORE THA THE FRONT BRAKES BUT IT SEEMS THAT THEY HAVE A LOCKING EVECT WHEN LDV HAS BEENSTANDING FOR A WHILE. I HAVE REPACED THE SHOES AND THE DRUMS WERE SKIMMED, AND STILL IT IS THE SAME, CAN IT BE THAT THE REAR LOAD SENSOR HAS TO BE ADJUSTED, IT DOES IT WITHOUT ANY LOAD, CAN THE ADJUSTER BE SET TO SENSITIVELY

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    brake adjuster and return spring wont fit past the wheelhub

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    My rear drum brakes won't release

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    how do you adjust the adjuster on rear shoes

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    Brake line cut on rear passenger tire

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    adj rear brake on 8.2 nova rear

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Bad PROPORTION VALVE ... the back brakes should only be doing 30% of the stopping with a bad proportion valve it will send more pressure to the back during braking and cause it to lock up. Good Luck and thanks for using FIX YA

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  • O Mclean Jan 04, 2009

    The proportion vlave has two outlets there could be a restriction on 1 outlet..... NO?

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