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Brakes are getting hot and locking up. - 1992 Dodge Dakota

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If it is on all wheels it could be the brake fluid is no returning to zero pressure . A problem in the master cylinder , a blocked return port or swollen bucket. To check this open a bleeder screw on one of the cylinders if fluid squirts out under pressure that is the problem .

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Well first of all, is it happening with the front brakes or rear brakes? if the rear brakes are getting hot and locking up. this could be any number of reasons. Hot, could be because they are over adjusted and way too tight. try backing the brakes off a little bit and see how they work from there. Locking up could something completely different yet, however may still be related to the getting hot issue. When removing the brake drum, please check for any other contamination happening there. For example, check to see if ur wheel cylinder looks like its leaking or your axle seal. If either is leaking and is getting on the rear shoes, this WILL cause a lock up condition. Keep in mind, once rear brakes are contaminated, they CANNOT be cleaned up and MUST be replaced. i would also check the drums as well. If the surface where the rear brakes are touching, is all blue, that means its heat scored and not getting rid of the properly, so the shoes just lock up. good luck!

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