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Rear wheel locked up

After setting in the garage for 3 mo. the left rear wheel was locked. Had a little free play. The brake was not froze. Hit it on the end of the hub with a 2 lb. hammer and it broke free. No more problems.

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Better get that wheel bearing replaced soon . It is going to fail you eventually and perhaps kill U and or someone else .

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