Question about 1996 Pontiac Firebird
Well my husband let his brother drive the car about a hour later he had to tow the car back to my house because the rear wheels locked up while driving the car come to find out that the rear end is good and when we put it into gear you can feel it grabing and the drive shaft is not turning please can you help me figure this one out thank you
I have a 1996 trans am.i just replaced the optispark distributor cap and rotor,it starts fine,but when i drive for a bit stop the car,then try to restart,then it wont go,but if i leave it for a while it starts up fine again,now i am getting black smoke from my exhaust,any help or suggestions
Posted on Jul 20, 2008
Try jacking up the rear axle stands. By hand, try and spin rear wheel - The opposite wheel should rotate in the opposite direction with you doing this. The driveshaft should be stationary.
If this is impossible. Check both wheels if it is solid or moves a little.
If it moves a little, I think the rear differential unit may have siezed. May be due to overheating, lack of lube,wear or broken gear teeth.
If one wheel is solid, strip the brakes to investigate why it is siezed.
The other option - it was side-swiped into an object and has bent the axletube/ driveshafts.
Hope this helps.
Posted on Jun 15, 2008
Please be kind as I am not able to see your problem in person!
I suggest jacking the rear end, have the front wheels locked inplace -- be careful!
release the Emergency Brake.
Disengage the Transmission (NEUTRAL)
Try to spin the rear wheels by hand.
I have seen a brake spring on the rear drum brakes of a car break, and cause the brakes to lock onto the hub, causing the EXACT same symptoms that you mention.
LET ME KNOW HOW THIS GOES!
Posted on Jun 10, 2008
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