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Rear drum brake locked up . just drivers side. emergency brake seemed ok until i broke it but the brake was locked before i messed with the emergency brake. drum will not move even when driving car

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Remove the brake line to release the pressure. Look at the brake fluid to see if its contaminated. Its common for when the wrong fluid is added to brake fluid you will cause all the rubber parts to swell. and turn the fluid black. You may need to replace all brake components if this is the case. If the fluid is not contaminated you may be able to just release the pressure and wiggle the drum or pry to get it off.. Then you may just need to replace the wheel cylinder and or the brake hose. When you get the drum off you may notice the wheel cylinder has been leaking. With the line open press on the brake to verify the line is colgged or not.. When done bleed the whole system

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