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Brakes are locking up when driving what can cause this ?Can drive no problem for a little while then it seems the car warms up and the brakes lock up

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Is the abs light on it sounds like a anti lock is messed up or going out id have it checked

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1991. What is causing the front calipers to lock up?

Take wheels off give callipers a good clean with brake cleaner especially rubber boots around piston. Check for any little holes rips Or tears if any found replace rubbers and remove pistons and clean. If no splits or holes I would then think about changing the fleecy hose on brakes as these can perish and cause the problem you having.
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Why do the brakes keep locking up?

That's usually caused by a misadjusted push rod going into the master cylinder OR a misadjusted brake pedal switch. When either are out of whack it won't let the master cylinder piston return all the way to home, so it covers up the relief port in the M/C. As the brake fluid heats up and expands it can flow back through the relief port, so the pressure continues to build and it actually applies the brakes.

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Replace brake booster

It is possible you have a brake hose acting as a check valve. Pump brake pedal until brakes drag and under hood release the line nuts one by one on the brake master cylinder.....if brakes release you have master cylinder problem....if not you have brake hose problem. This symptom is usually experienced when engine warms up ad heats up the aluminum m/c..

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Brakes lock up

What part of the brakes lock up font ones or the rear ones. Alot of rear brakes do this. If you do alot of baking up they self adjust tighter. That's how there designed. Once you drive for awhile they'll warm up and not lock up so much. Drive in so dirt and brake as usual when you say they lock up and see if its the front ones or the rear. If its the rear they need to be adjusted. If its the front then as long as you say abs is working there has to be a problem with calipers. But befor we get any further let me know what happens after you do what's listed.

Jan 29, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

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Brakes Locking

I suspect corrosion in your master cylinder, or in one or more wheel calipers. That usually happens when the brake fluid gets old and absorbs moisture.

How long would it be since the brake fluid was flushed and replaced?

Dec 14, 2011 | 1995 Toyota Camry

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My H2 Hummer wheels locked all of a sudden. I had to press the gas while someone pulled me and then it started going again. Is it safe to drive it? Please help me!

It would be best not to drive it yet. You have to determine first what caused the locking. In certain situations it may be safe but can be very much a hassle if this happens again. Worst case is that it may lock up on one of the wheel causing you to loose control of the car which can injure you or other motorists.

You will need to have the car raised or jacked up and inspect each of the wheels. Check if all wheels are locked or only certain wheels. Check if the brake is the one causing it to lock. It may be a locked caliper causing the break to hold on to the disc. This may be caused by dirt or debris in the braking system. Other than that it could be caused by metal contact preventing your wheels to move.

Oct 16, 2011 | 2005 Hummer H2

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Front brakes locking up...

I have a couple ideas for you. first make sure you bled out all 4 wheels making sure to get the air out. also check your abs module and see if it has a bleeder screw on it and bleed it. The second thing is after you drive it, does it seem like the brakes don't release after braking? is it ok when it's rolling? you may have a collapsed brake hose from your body to the calipers, allowing pressure through, but not back. This also makes sense after a few miles, when your brakes are just getting warmed up. after it starts locking up, jack it up and see if the wheel will spin. then see if the caliper piston will go back in. if it doesn't want to go in as easily as it should, or not at all, open the bleeder and see if it goes back. if it does, there's your problem, the hoses.
good luck!

Nov 30, 2008 | 2001 Ford Mustang

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When driving down the road my tires seem to lock up with a very loud squealing. If I let set a little bit and get back in car and put in reverse a little and then drive it goes again....but it seems when...

Sounds like your brake calipers are locking up your tires.I had a friend with the same car that had the same problem the next stop you should make is the auto shop.I would not drive any more until you get them looked at.Its not really the car that's warming up its your brakes one way that you can tell is if you smell a really strong odor coming from your brakes.When you put it in reverse your unlocking the brakes from the drum or disc.

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