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Brakes i barley touch the brake and the back to wheels lock up then i can take my foot off the brake and i can go....its a 1993 cavalier 2.2

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I have the same problem on my 93 cavalier and I've replaced every thing and it still does it

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You either have dust in the rear brake drums or leaking wheel cylinders. take the wheels off and inspect the rear brakes you can tell alot from that

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Rear brake locks up at slow speeds on 2001 cavalier

i would have the rear brake limiter mechanism checked first as this device regulates brake pressure so it is equal to both back wheels, if this is ok i'd check that the wheel cylinders aren't sticking and that the brake shoe assembly has been replaced properly

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Replaced master cylinder now after they get warm all four wheels lock up?

the MC and foot pedal, have an adjustment.
the pedal linkage pin, must not be tight. it must have play
if there is no play here (the FSM is clear ,read it before guessing at brake service,) if no play here.
then the MC piston can not return.
if the piston can not return, the release vents are blocked
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Nov 02, 2013 | 1993 Honda Accord

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I have a 1998 cavalier. My back wheel on drivers side was locking up so had a wheel cylinder replace and a brake line by just someone, then that didn''t help so I took it to all stars and they did...

its possible that the seals in the wheel cylinder were damaged from the previous problem when it didn`t fix the problem.was the replaced seal a new one or a used one that the someone installed or the seals were defective from the manufacture.also were the brakes shoes cleaned of the brake fluid that was on them from the original cylinder leaking on them as this can cause the brakes to lock up,as well as if the brakes are not adjusted properly can cause this as they will catch and turn with the drum until it can`t rotate any more causing the brakes to lock far as the hardware missing then the person that replaced the wheel cylinder didn`t replace everything that they took off or didn`t know what was suppose to be there as far as parts.

Aug 09, 2011 | 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier

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My brakes are locking up in the rear of my 2001 cavalier z24. I had new shoes put on because i thought it was the problem... didn't work, i had my master cylinder replaced and it seamed to work for about 2...

are they adjusted up tight? You can check this yourself. Jack up one wheel at a time, take the wheel off, take the drum off, and adjust (#16 in the picture) until the drum barely goes on.


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2002 Chevrolet Cavalier the rear brakes lock up when you use them

This is usually caused by a leaking wheel cylinder allowing brake fluid on the brake shoes. The wheel cylinder actuates the brake pads when the brake pedal is depressed and only can be inspected by removing the brake drums.

Aug 10, 2010 | 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier Coupe

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Rear brakes lockup when you touch the pedal

there is a brake regulator on modern systems which controls the power between the front and the back breaks this maybe defective

when a car breaks most of the breaking force is placed on the front breaks as that is where most of the energy is heading so the car sinks down. if the same amount of breaking force is placed on the back wheels as they rise they have less friction as the weight is forward so they will lock up.
the device is designed to maintain more force to the front, if it fails the system will apply even force to all wheels.

recommend cosulting a certifed garage or local dealership about this problem.
Warning; continual driving with defctive breaks is illegal and may result in injury or loss.

Nov 13, 2009 | 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier

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R/h rear brake locks up

Does it lock when cold (when 1st driven for the day) or after driving for a while? Pull off the wheel and drum and check for evidence of brake fluid (a leaking brake cylinder) or grease (a bad axle grease seal), either of these can cause the brakes to 'grab' or lock up. If this is what you find, you need to correct the leak problem and replace the brake shoes, which have become contaminated with the fluid. You should always change both rear or front brakes together for the best performance. Also check to make sure the springs and other hardware have not broken or become detached from their mounting positions. After driving for a while, carefully touch the wheel where the lug nuts are to see if that wheel is hotter to touch than the others. If it is, the brakes are 'dragging', not releasing completely as you drive, and heating up. This will also cause them to 'grab' or lock up. If this is the case, back off on the adjuster to see if that solves the problem, but more likely, it is a bad brake cylinder (corrosion inside the brake cylinder) which is causing it to hang up, and not release when you take your foot off the brake. If this is the problem, replace the brake cylinder at the rear wheel, and flush out the brake lines to avoid a similar problem in the near future with the other wheels. If the wheel was overheating due to the problem, you also need to replace the brake hardware(springs do not work properly when severely overheated).

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Right back brake locks up 1993 pontiac grand am

Make sure there is nothing leaking onto the brake shoes. Also, make sure that the emergency brake is dis-engaging and the cable isn't hanging up. If the original wheel cylinder had been leaking, the brakes may need to be replaced if they were contaminated. Also check that the drum itself is round. If not, the shoes will lock the wheel when they are on the high spot. An easy "backyard" way of checking the drum is to move it to the other side. If the problem moves to that side the drum is out of round.

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Change Brake Pads on 1993 MR2

take the wheel off (of course) and there are 2 bolts, one top and one bottom on the back of the calipers. remove these 2 bolts and you should be able to take houseing off for easy removly of pads. you will need to compress the pistons (might be screw in type that requires a special tool). once you have pistons back in just add brake pads and put back together in reverse order. MAKE SURE TO ADD THE ANTI SQUEL STUFF UNLESS YOU WANT TO LISTEN TO THE BRAKES MAKE NOISE FOR A TIME.

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96 Cavalier passenger rear brake lock up when wet or cold

Bad PROPORTION VALVE ... the back brakes should only be doing 30% of the stopping with a bad proportion valve it will send more pressure to the back during braking and cause it to lock up. Good Luck and thanks for using FIX YA

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