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Seems loike the emergency brake is on but its not

THe car will move in both directions but its is very strained like something is holding it back. This happened yesterday afternoon for the 1st time but something poped and the car droved fine. In fact I drove it home and parked then about did and errin all work fine. This morning at about 5:00 AM (cold 15 degrees) the same thing is happeing but this time the ABS light came on and whatever poped yesteday did not today. I tied backing up for 10 to 15 yards and going forward 100 or yards. I also hear a squealing noise coming for the back.

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If you have the capability to lift your tires using you cars jack try to rotate all tires at a time. make sure you have not engage to any gear anghand barke off and make sureto put a safety block on the opposite tire you are lifting. if you have hard time to rotating your tire wich is lifted and on nuetral positon your brakes are stuck. Have a good mechanic check it for you

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