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My virago xv535 back wheel seem to be locked and won't move could this be the brake or the shaft drive at fault?

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Could be either but if jacked up and in neutrl with brakes off wheel should spin

Posted on Mar 20, 2014

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    Gerard Torkington Mar 20, 2014

    Iv had it jacked up and wheel won't spin un did brake and tried to take back wheel off but it wouldn't come free from shaft

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    Gerard Torkington Mar 20, 2014

    hi Chris yes it's drum rear brake but there isn't a thread to un do. I have tried to pull brake adjuster back to release drum pads but no movement in it to do so I think either pads have seased on drum or poss shaft trouble

  • Gerard Torkington
    Gerard Torkington Apr 01, 2014

    yes I am familiar with it and have done so. still no play in wheel to remove



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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

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SOURCE: rear tire locking up on 1992 chevy k1500 4x4

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

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SOURCE: brakes freezing in reverse and back right tire won't move by hand when jacked up

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.

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