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My explorer is making a scrubbing sound and dosen't pull out easily .seems to be coming from the rear wheels.what is this?my husband seems it is in the gears in the rear end.

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The first thing I would do is pull the rotors and see if the E-brake shoes friction materiel have de-laminated from the metal part of the shoe and wedged themselves causing the wheels not to turn.

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