Question about 1998 Buick LeSabre
I hope you are talking about the right front wheel being lock up. assuming you put the pad back on correctly on the front wheels which is the disc brake, the only thing will caused the wheel to lock up is the piston which operate from the calipers may be seized up. The piston in the calipers what it does when you applied the brake, the brake fluid force the pressure to the piston inside the calipers which force the pistons to press on to the brake pad causing the pad to come in contact to the rotor using friction to slow the wheel down. what supposed to take place when applied the brake the pressure on the piston and the pad and when you take the foot of the brake the brake pressure also release from the the piston and the brake pad. now if you have a bad piston inside the caliper and may have a worned out piston O rings, the chances are the piston is not retracting back in properly releasing the pressure off the rotor. The piston suppose to go in and out of the caliper, The piston may have seized up and not retracing back off a little reducing the pressure from the pad and the rotor causing it to lock up, the more you applied the bake the more it lock up. have the caliper and the piston inspected. hope that make sense...good luck
Posted on Oct 11, 2009
The shoes not being adjusted properly or if one shoe has more pad than the other like a primary and secondary them wrong will also create this issue, also brake fluid on drums and shoes.
Posted on Oct 10, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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