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Cummins Brakes Locked

I have a 1997 3500 and the brakes are completely locked.  Just wondering if anyone has any suggestions.  Thanks

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  • jakekirts Jun 25, 2009

    I can't really tell....  It is just completely locked up.  I'll try and get more information when I get back home.  Thanks

  • Ben Dover May 11, 2010

    front or rear

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I have a 99 3500 with new brake hoses pads calipers and hydrabooster and mine is still locking up. No one can tell me why. Good luck

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Change the hoses. The inside goes bad and won't let pressure release.

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as a result of the service brake being applied with too much force, especially
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