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My Jeep`s front brakes locked. And also in a sharp turn there is a squeaky sound in back of a car. what could be the problem?

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Is it a constant squeak or intermittent. Pay attention to whats happening to the vehicle when the noise is being made. Brakes need replaced, or squeaky suspension?

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