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The back wheels lock up when i hit the brakes

When I brake, the back wheels are locking up and the back shocks are compressing bringing down the back end. The driver side shock's mounting bracket rusted through and was yanked out through the wheel well from this.

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  • dm000454111 Jun 21, 2009

    It only happens once in awhile, if the car has been sitting for a day or so. I can drive it around the parking lot speeding up and brake and let it work it self out and it stops, then I can drive around normally. When I brake when driving the brakes kinda pulse almost like the rotors are warped. Could it still be a collapsed brake line?

  • dm000454111 Jun 22, 2009

    I'm having a hard time taking the drum off to look inside. The manual says to take a hammer and chisel to a plug? I dont see a plug and theres a lot of rust. How else can I get it off?

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Then it's either the wheel cylinder is no good, or the brake line is collapsed internally, and is acting like a one way valve. Not allowing fluid to be returned to the reservoir when you release the brake pedal.

Posted on Jun 21, 2009

  • Dar
    Dar Jun 22, 2009

    Pulsating can be caused by the proportioner valve, power brake booster unit, sticking pistons in calipers, or a binding brake pedal mechanism. But if it's only one brake, it's probably the sticking piston, or warpage, like you said, or the brakeline.

  • Dar
    Dar Jun 23, 2009

    The plug should be on the face of the drum. It's about an inch long, and 1/4 inch wide. You may be able to pry the drum off by working a screwdriver around it from the back, between the drum and the brake shoe.

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