Question about 1992 Buick Park Avenue
Have a 1992 Buick Park Avenue with less than 55K miles (Mother's car)...A month or so ago the brakes locked up on it...The next morning they were not locked up so I took it to the shop...They checked and cleaned everything and said nothing wrong, possibly just a rock or something got in there...No charge...So today it happened again...A couple of hours later I got in and drove it approx half a mile before they locked up again...It felt like the brakes were applying themselves harder and harder during the drive until eventually they locked up all together...Some shade tree mechanic told me there was some sort of switch on top of tranny that could cause this...Does anyone have any ideas? Thanks Gunk
Sounds like the rear drums may be adjusted too tight. they ride on the drum the whole time, the more you drive the hotter it gets and expands the metal until the wheel stops, hopethis helps and good luck
Posted on May 27, 2009
Probably one of your disc brake calipers are getting stickyand sometimes won't release the brake pads when you take your foot off the brakes. After you drive the car and this happens again, stop the car and go around carefully touch each of the wheels with your hand. If one wheel is much hotter than the others, this is the wheel with the caliper that needs to be replaced.
By the way- a rock getting in there is very unlikely- almost impossible.
Posted on May 27, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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