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1990 ford f350 brakes locked up

Put truck in gear and tried to go but when i released the clutch to far truck died. only one set of wheels will spin (passenger side rear) with the truck in 4 low, i tried 4 high but the truck still wouldn't go any where. yes, the parking brake was off, yes, my foot was off the brake petal. so im wondering if its the parking brake that is not releasing, or, if my brakes are locked up.

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SOURCE: park brake routinely stuck whenever weather was

If you do not use the parking brake all the time, you will have problems with it locking up, linkage, cable, can all rust causing it to freeze.

The best thing is too use it at least 2 times a week to keep it moving freely.

Thousands of people never use it, then one day there on a hill and apply it, by now it is rusted and stays stuck on, so they either destroy there pads or the rotor or drum.

Once you have it repaired, try and use it as much as possible to avoid this problem.

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2006 f350 crew 4x4. Replaced p/s pump,booster,put gauges to check pressure? Fluid clean, lifted in air to check steering linkage and turning without load. Still baffled ! I work at a Ford dealer and mechanics said its normal. Thats BS! I replaced the p/s pump so im guessing the screen was new with the pump. I will check for the hell of it. I have a feeling it is suspension under load. The symptom on this truck is not turning when brake applied. Also hard turning when vehicle is on and in park,wont turn.

Posted on Apr 10, 2010

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