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After sitting for about one year, our back wheels on the Dodge Grand Caravan (1997) have locked firmly. Taking off the wheels and banging etc..has done nothing. They seem to be firmly and permanently locked. We were told our transmission was bad, but found out our CV-joint was broken in half (in the front). Ever since my husband replaced it, these wheels have simply locked. Now this is our biggest problem with this van.

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It looks like parking brake was set and the shoes have seized up. smack the wheel drums with a big hammer to free them up or brake shoe has stuck on and needs replacing
First check to be sure the parking brake is not stuck, then it would probably be that the rear brakes are so worn that the cylinders have travelled further out than they are supposed to and have become stuck forcing the shoes out against the drums.

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