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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: rear drum brake locked up
remove the brake line to release the pressure. Look at the brake fluid to see if its contaminated. Its common for when the wrong fluid is added to brake fluid you will cause all the rubber parts to swell. and turn the fluid black. You may need to replace all brake components if this is the case. If the fluid is not contaminated you may be able to just release the pressure and wiggle the drum or pry to get it off.. Then you may just need to replace the wheel cylinder and or the brake hose. When you get the drum off you may notice the wheel cylinder has been leaking. With the line open press on the brake to verify the line is colgged or not.. When done bleed the whole system
Posted on Jul 15, 2009
The auto locking hubs are sort of a weak link. Many replace them with manual locking hubs, which last basically forever. Here is a set of instructions:
Posted on Jan 16, 2010
I have a 1992 chevy k1500 that did the exact same thing its really only when you back up right if so it is the rear brake shoe self adjusters there are wore down and everytime you back up then go forward the tire locks up tight my suggestion is to either buy new ones for it or jus get rid of them all together thats what i did
Posted on Mar 23, 2011
you can break the lock by pulling down on the steering whell very hard. or if your ignitons swith is bad you have to get a new one
Posted on Dec 06, 2011
Sounds like you have a stuck caliper, they run $35-50 for the rears on that vehicle, They are not that difficult to replace, just be sure to bleed the brakes well after replacing it and check for leaks. If it has been like this for a long while. I would inspect the brake pads, and rotor while your there and replace them if they are worn.
Posted on May 11, 2012
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