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When driving down the road my tires seem to lock up with a very loud squealing. If I let set a little bit and get back in car and put in reverse a little and then drive it goes again....but it seems when the car warms up again..they lock up again...HELP!!!

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  • eastridge_a May 11, 2010

    is it the front wheels or the rear? Front would most likely be a seized caliper (as stated above) rear could be as simple as the shoes are not adjusted properly and are dragging on the drum. or it could be the return spring has either lost its tension or broke. either way, like xalint1 said, have it checked out!!! do you really want your tires locking up somewhere like the highway???

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    When I move the car forward in drive it will go forward for a second and then jolt as if the brakes are locked, and it does thee exact same thing when you put it in reverse. What could this problem be?

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Sounds like your brake calipers are locking up your tires.I had a friend with the same car that had the same problem the next stop you should make is the auto shop.I would not drive any more until you get them looked at.Its not really the car that's warming up its your brakes one way that you can tell is if you smell a really strong odor coming from your brakes.When you put it in reverse your unlocking the brakes from the drum or disc.

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