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Brake frozen or rear wheel frozen

I tried to back out of the driveway, and my driver's side rear wheel will absolutely not move. I recently replaced all the brakes on the car, so I am wondering if it related. Or if it is something wrong with the rear end of the car. Any ideas where I can start looking?

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  • lilBimmerfan Sep 21, 2008

    Thanks so much madmikey! Your solution didn't solve my problem but it did help me get closer to the solution. Turns out it was the bearings. Had to repack them. Thank goodness it wasn't going to cost me a new rear end!



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Sounds like you have over adjusted the brake shoes, they are very tricky to get the balance just right and after a drive they expand from the heat. so remove the rear wheel & back off the adjustment a few turns then go for a drive to get some heat into them. jack car up and check by turning wheel with your hands, it should move freely, there will be a little resistance from turning the diff. hope this helps.

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