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Wheel is locking up

I get oin at low speeds and rear wheels on passanger side locks up

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    Does this happen with out stepping on the brake?

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Your brake drum is over adjusted or you have brake hardware issues Try removing the drum and insure that all is in place also look at the shoes and make sure that the shoes are not on backwards....How ever this lockup could also be caused by an under adjusted brake.... When you remove the drum you will definetly know if overadjusted because you will have to loosen the adjustment star to remove it...As stated before the brake shoes if installed correctly should be smaller shoe (primary) towards the front of vehicle and larger shoe (secondary) towards the rear of vehicle.....Good Luck and let me know if this helped or if i can be of further assistance...Please rate my answer as this helps with future diagnosis...Thank You

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Elaine,

not work, do tell what makes you think it dont work (a lamp) or tires slipping or dead tires. (by tires mean that and traction)??????????

what mode fails, of the many, and where.???????



first off, we dont know what your tires are touching.

on road, or off road. pavement or ICE or snow.

that matters big time . (you read manual and match MODE to Road)

your lost operators guide explains all that, right?

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here are the mode. which one , gives you problems.



quote ford with comments.



What are the modes, and how do they differ?

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