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Back brakes when driving my back end just lock up and now i cannt drive it . what could the problem be? Before it did that it had a roaring noise in the back end like it was my tires.

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If your ca has rear drum type brakes, could be the brake lining has slipped and locked the drums??

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Sounds like a wheel bearing going out

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