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Brake Problem 1990 Chevy Silverado back brakes are locking up

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    Pete MacSparran May 11, 2010

    Need a little more info to solve,but here's some tips. Did you pull the wheels to see if you have any contamination on the brake shoes? This includes axle fluid, brake fluid(like from a leaking wheel cylinder). Does it lock up all the time or just for the first few times? Is the brake hose ok? (should only be one or you may have rear disc,doubt it though) If all cheack out then check brake adustment, should be able to spin the wheel about 1.5 turns on a good hand spin,while wheels are off the ground. Next you should try changing the rear brake hardware, that's all the springs & such, if you have drums as opposed to discs. The hardware is a known issue on all gm's from 85 up. Hope this helps.



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A number of problems can cause this, but most are fixed by a full rear brake job.

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SOURCE: rear brakes locked up. 1990 chevy c1500 2wd pickup

did you see if they need replaced?
and also the emergancy cable may be froze

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