One of the rear tires seizes up and does not move. Initially I thought there may be a piece of glass in the brakes (car next to mine was broken into). A friend told me to go back/forth slam the brakes, the car worked fine. Now today, I am experiencing the same problem. The rear tire just won't move. Can anyone help me?
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On these JR bodies, and the earlier JA bodies, I have found that the rubber flexible brake hose to the wheels can collapse internally. This will cause the wheel to drag, and the brakes to smoke. If cracking-open the bleeder screw on that wheel frees it up, then you have found the solution. I have also seen the clamp on this hose rust, and actually "pinch-off" the brake line.
Jack up the car and remove the right rear wheel. Check to see if the brake is frozen on (drum brake - you should be able to pull off the drum; disk brake, you should be able to slide a piece of stiff paper between the caliper and rotor). If the brake is locked on, first see if the parking brake cable is jammed in its housing at the wheel.
If it is not the brake, your wheel bearing may be seized up. You'll have to pull it apart and replace it, and you may also have to replace the axle (if the axle is bent, galled, cracked or discolored, it's a risk for breakage, which is at least as dangerous as a tire blowout).
Sounds like a brake problem and could have a wheel cylinder leaking onto the hot brakes or a axle seal leaking onto the brakes. Look on the inside of the tire and see if there is any wet fluid on the tire .