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Drivers side rear brake locks up on severe braking, then releases and I have no brakes

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If you are dealing with ABS brakes you probably have a bad wheel cylinder on that wheel and air in the line. Replace the wheel cylinder and bleed the system.

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Now for my brakes. The right rear brake locks up so badly that it even pulls the rear of the car down. I have completely rebuilt them and bled the entire system.


If the brakes are locking in that way I would suspect you have a partially blocked flexible brake line on that wheel. When you apply the brakes you can force the fluid through but when you release them the fluid will not flow back up the line and is locking your brakes as a result.
You will not see deterioration from the outside of the hose because brake hoses deteriorate from the inside especially near each end.

If you cannot fix it yourself take it to a brake specialist to diagnose.

Look forward to a civil law suit and a criminal prosecution if you disconnect your rear brakes and have an accident which I can absolutely guarantee you will.

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Didn't clean/grease pins
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Rear drum brake locked on a 1998 volkswagen jetta


You could try momentarily releasing the bleed nipple. If that frees the brake it is a hydraulic problem causing it to bind.

You might have assembled wrong and should take a look at the repair manual or compare with the other side but most commonly such problems are caused by the handbrake cable or levers not fully returning or being adjusted to tightly.

When working on a drum brake the cable adjustment should be fully released before finally fitting the drum and then the brake pedal should be pressed hard several times and then the cable readjusted and the brake checked for correct operation before fitting the wheel. Any problems then are obvious before it goes anywhere near the road.

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1998 GMC Z71 Drivers side rear wheel lockedd up in drive, but ok in reverse?


No different than a car you park for a couple months

You have to completely remove all brake parts, to remove
ALL Rust & lube the proper points

You don't use a parking brake on any vehicle, even at home,
or your asking for the same problem

Parking brake is for hills & when your on the road, to
protect the transmission & prevent a roll away

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all dodge caravans from 2002 through 2011 have known problems with sticking calipers. if you google caravan brake problems you will see all the complaints. there are TBI's and recalls on them. I have a 2005 dodge caravan in my garage with all 4 calipers locked up. It is a good idea to replace the brake pads with the best ones and new rotors to

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After aplying E-brake, Left rear wheel is locked up?


The parking brake cable is not releasing, usually due to corrosion within the cable jacket or inside the drum if it has drum rear brakes. Put the rear end up on jack stands and have a helper push and release the parking brake and watch what the cable is doing on both sides. You should be able to see the hang up. If it is inside the brake drum you may want to try a bit of WD40 applied to the cable where it enters the backing plate. Do not go overboard with it as it will collect inside on the drum's braking surface.

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Back brakes lock up


There are several conditions that can cause this to happen. You want to start out by checking the parking brake assembly, particularly the cable for the right rear or passenger side brake. Make certain the cable moves freely when the park brake is applied and released completely when the park brake is disengaged.
Next, remove the rear brake drum and check for any oil, grease or brake fluid contamination of the brake shoes. Any contamination of this type will cause the brake to hang up when applied.
If that checks good, make sure the brake system hardware if working properly and components have not dislodged from there installed position be sure there are no broken return springs or very rusted and weak components.
Generally what happens is a wheel cylinder begins to leak, contaminated the shoes and cause them to become sticky when the shoe contacts the drum or a return spring breaks or comes off for various reasons.
Check it out and let me know.
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1991 Ford explorer XLT w/ rear ABS lock up


do you use your ebrake? did you use your e brake after it had't been used for a long time. sounds like the e brake might not be released all the way.

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Brakes still spongy


need to perform abs service bleed, as far as i know only the dealer can do

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Parking brake assembly diagramneeded


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Item Part Number Description 1 2553 Rear Disc Brake Caliper 2 4234 LH Axle Shaft 3 2C026 Rear Disc Brake Rotor 4 383609-S Push Nut (2 Req'd each side) 5 2C189 Rear Brake Anti-Lock Sensor Indicator 6A 3912205-56 Nut (4 Req'd) 7 2C220 Rear Wheel Disc Brake Adapter 8 1177 Inner Wheel Bearing Oil Seal 9 390317-S190 Bolt (4 Req'd) 10 1225 Rear Wheel Bearing 11B 2B296 Disc Brake Caliper Locating Pin A Tighten to 27-54 Nm (20-40 Lb-Ft) B Tighten to 26-35 Nm (19-26 Lb-Ft)
The automatic (vacuum) release-type is standard equipment on all vehicles. The automatic vacuum-type parking brake system contains the following features:
  • A parking brake release control motor (2A843) with mounting bracket bolted to the parking brake control .
  • The vacuum-actuated diaphragm within the parking brake release control motor which is connected by a rod to the upper end of the parking brake release vacuum hose (2B653) .
  • The parking brake release vacuum hose which connects the parking brake release control motor to the engine manifold through a vacuum release switch at the steering column tube (3514) .
  • The parking brake release control motor which is actuated to release the parking brake whenever the engine is running and the transmission is in a forward-driving gear.
  • The automatic parking brake control which has a manual release feature that releases the foot parking brake control by applying force to the parking brake control pedal in the "apply" direction to the point of initial application.
  • The parking brake control will return to the full-release position after removing the force.

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