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Drum brake on back left tire lock sometimes

My 1998 ponitac bonneville drum i cant get it off to see what could be causing it to lock up an di dont have any clue why it sometimes just locks up na dother times pops and drives off

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Your back breaks are finished time to change there probably metal to metal there should be a tiny window in the back side theres tools to release the tensioner you have to rol it counter to unravel

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