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Front brake locked up

At 19 mph I hit the brakes and my 1989 chevy front right side brake locked up leaving a skid mark 2 feet long

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Sound like you have a brake caliper that has went defective.need to replace this item and should take care of the problem.because when you applied pressure to the brakes the brake caliper started to close so the brakes could tighten against the brake rotor to slow vehicle down and some times these calipers will stick down holding pressure on the wheel disc and cause the wheel to still have the brakes holding down the brake shoes against it not letting pressure to release from rotor and this is what caused it to stay locked up its not releasing to allow to allow wheel to spin free.best bet is to replace the brake caliper.you can pick one up at parts place or local junk yard and are not highly expensive but I would go with new one if possible. to insure this does not happen again this is very dangerous could cause you to have a accident so I would get fixed before driving again.safety first .hope this helps you out so I would replace the brake caliper and also put a new set of brake shoes on it.its not hard to put on easily fixed. thanks 10 zacks

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you need to have your brakes checked on the front and also have them check wheel bearing on that side. when a car sits overnight in humid conditions the brake rotors will rust over lightly, that normally is removed off of rotor after first brake application. it shouldnt do it after you keep driving. abs does make noises though when it is working, sliding, so I would pop my hood and check for abs computer. It has brake lines and electrical connection going to it. Im not saying its bad but just look at its location and see if the sound of it functioning/location seems to make it sound like it is left wheel

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change the sensor on that wheel

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SOURCE: 98 chevy silverado bounces at 45 mph and when you brake at 45

You can assess this by carefully applying the parking brake part way while holding the release and coasting down hill on an open, unoccupied bit of roadway (conditions permitting). The parking brake applies only the drums on this truck.
A shudder under these conditions would point to drums being out-of-round.
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SOURCE: 2002 Silverado right rear wheel locking up.

You will need to have the parking brake adjusted to the minimum clearance possible and double check the shoes & drum while off.

It sounds as though the shoes are loose, they move forward, grab & unil you center the brakes by applying them and then they release until put into a bind again.

These usually don't get adjusted or even looked at since they are hidden inside the brake rotor hub on the rear wheels.

good luck.

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Your anti-lock brake system is supposed to do exactly what it says.....keep your tires from locking up.So if everything is operating properly, then no, it will not leave huge skid marks.Yes however there will be very slight skid marks, every car takes a second to determine when to disengage the brakes, but you will not ever be seen sliding around a corner like a Dukes of Hazard brother.I hope I could help..Thanks, rate me accordingly.

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