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Have a 2005 gmc jimmy, i have a seriousnoise coming from right rear brake area, not sure, but i think it could me emergency brakes,when i press the ebakes on...i don't have any, but the cable is still good...help.

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Sounds like the brake linings are worn to the metal. I would take the truck to a service center for an estimate. Ask them to inspect the rear brakes and pull the drums off.

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