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Won't stop on snow.

I have a 98 GMC pick-up 305 v-8. When there is snow on the ground and you try to come to a stop and your on the brakes the back wheels keep spinning and won't stop untill you put it in neutral. I't just keeps trying to drive. the parking brake light is also on too and also when you go from drive to park the tranny grinds.

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Your rear brakes have failed.

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