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Back left tire locked up after hitting brakes

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The parking brake is stuck.remove tire and remove hub may take persuassion then with pliers pull up on parking brake releasing wheel.cause is because self adjusters in rear brake is bad.I have a 1999 and a 2001 sephia love them.

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