wheel lockup

Old 04-13-03, 12:58 PM
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wheel lockup

I have a 1994 Dodge Shadow SE, V6 automatic. This is my secondary car that has sat alot during the winter. I have drove it a short distance a month ago and parked it. When out today to run and move it and the back passanger side tire was locked and the other 3 tires move. My question is what do I need to get and do to unlock this wheel? I have not tried anything cause I have no ideal what to do. Open for suggestions. Thanks Cheryl
Old 04-13-03, 03:28 PM
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Hi Cheryl, One thing that comes to mind for me might be the emergency brake cable may be stuck (rusted) in place and causing the tire not to turn. Do you know if the cable is on the front or rear tires? ........ We used to have an old Dodge pickup here on the farm and every spring without fail it would do the same thing you are describing. Usually we would just pound on the hub with a big hammer and thats all it would take to free it up. We never ran the thing in the winter so it would just sit there and rust itself up. Anyway check in often and see if some other posters may have some more ideas to try.
Old 04-14-03, 09:51 AM
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It could also have dirt in the brake lines which has clogged up the calipers and wheel cylinders causing them to lock, or a bad proportioning/metering valve.

Suggest professional service on this one. Brakes are not one thing to gamble with.
Old 04-21-03, 03:30 AM
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well since you don't drive it that much, just start it up and drag that tire till it moves.

sorry, couldn't help it.

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