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I have a 1997 Chevy Geo Priisom. My brakes keep locking up. Sometimes it is locked up when I first start the car. At other times it just locks up when I am driving. It happeded 6 times yesterday and three times today. The brakes will also sweek real load when coming to a stop at times. What would cause this.

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  • Russchelle Apr 23, 2013

    I also have a 1997 Geo Prizm and its brakes are locking up. The rotors and brake shoes are brand new. The left side drive axle has also been replaced. My 16 year old was faced with this problem late at night. We found a missing bolt to the caliper on the drivers side and replaced it. Also, tightened any bolts that were loose. The car seemed ok as it was being test driven but then locked up again. When put in reverse, the wheels released and we re-parked it. Will check caliper tubes but is there anything else I should check??



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Replace the brakes hoses going to the calipers. This would cause the lock up. Also you need to look at the brake pads and rotors. After so much het theycan get glazed, to remedy this use some 36 to 80 grit sand paper and sand them off. This is what is causing the squeal.. Just a note, if you feel a vibration/ wobble in the steering wheel when you hit the brakes, replace the rotors as they are warped. And if your pads are less than 1/4 " replace them also.

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