My 2000 LC4 sat for a year while I vacationed in the desert. After rebuilding the carberator I got it running. During my first ride (about 5 miles) the rear brakes locked up. I could not move the wheel until I removed the line to the rear hub. I assume that there must be a problem with the master cylinder. Do you have any advise on what could be wrong and possible fixes? Can this type of repair be done without special tools?
My 2000 lc4 did the same thing. it was sitting for a long time (i bought it with 300 miles, and 8 years old) i tried adjustments, and everything else, which didn't help, but ended up rebuilding the master cylinder, and that fixed it. could see anything wrong with it, but replaced all the internal parts anyway. i've now put 2000 miles on with no more problems.
When was the last time you checked/changed your rear brake pads? This isn't really easy to miss, with the reduced braking power and different sound when braking, but if you have worn the pads so much, that the pad's metal surface (or even the cylinder itself) has gone out and stuck into disc, you could have a problem... For starters, remove your brake caliper, and have a look inside, this can be done easily.
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either your pit cock has gummed up or the carb. has gummed up with bad gas.Just take carb. apart and clean or get someone to rebuild it Truth be know that is probally what should be done because your gaskets for the bowl is probally dry rotted also.It is also possible for it to be stopped up inside the gas tank at the point where the pit cock goes into the bottom of tank since it has sit for so long
Sounds like caliper seized. Remove, clean, rebuild, and bleed the old brake fluid making sure to use what Harley recommends. If you don't want to rebuild, you can buy a new one fairly cheap, then bleed the air and old brake fluid out.
Your car has drum brakes on the rear. Did you have the parking brake engaged during the time it sat? If so the parking brake lever probably rusted in place. You might be able to loosen the cable at the drum. Otherwise, you need to remove the wheel and drum to free up the parking brake.
Ok, so your not getting gas to carberator, or thru the carberator. Disconnect gas line from carberator, if gas is present thru fuel line, you have a carberator problem. Your rather meger with your mower information so this is all i can tell you. Wish i could be of more help.
On older vehicles with drums brakes in the rear, the brake shoes on the inside are used for the emergency brake. However, the emergency brake only uses one pad per wheel instead of both, which is why the emergency brake does not work as well at keeping the vehicle from rolling backwards. You should check to see if the emergency brake is locked up. If that doesn't work, take the driveshaft off and try tow it forwards. If it rolls, then your transmission is not functioning properly.