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I own a 1997 pontiac sunfire back right tire locking.

I own a 1997 pontiac sunfire gt and if i don't drive it for a few days the back right tire locks it is manual.I am not sure why it is doing it.

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Youre obviously dealing with rear drum brakes. one of the issues is the quality of brake linings back there. if you feel confident enough you can try taking a wire brush just behind the contact points(there are 3 points per side) and clean them well. oncde they are cleaned, use a lithium grease applied to all 3 contact points on each side. make sure these brakes are not adjusted too tightly. if this fails to accomplish the fix a quality brake shoe set will need to be purchased and turn the drums.

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It seems that the backing plates are dirty and not allowing the brake shoe to return to it's proper position, rust builds up while not in use and causes the wheel to lock

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