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Old 02-01-08, 03:46 PM
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Hi I'm Having a problem my rear brakes keep locking up when I go in reverse as to my rear wheels aren't turning when i go a few feet what could cause this and we had alot of rain today could it maybe be that.thanks for any responses.
 
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Old 02-01-08, 04:28 PM
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No prior work done before this occured? No warning of any kind, ( noises, grabbing etc.) in previous days that there may be something wrong with the brakes?
 
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Old 02-01-08, 05:07 PM
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How many miles ago have the rear brakes been worked on?

If things are not just right, things happen. Brake shoes often wear unevenly. This might have changed the geometry enough so that when the shoes try to grab, it creates an abnormal shift of the entire mechanism. Stopping in reverse is what adjusts rear brakes. The fact that yours now lock up in reverse seems to indicate that the very thing that activates the adjustment is going awry.

I'd venture to guess that if you removed the drum, you'd see things wrong down there, like terrible uneven wear of the shoes, perhaps an adjuster star wheel that can no longer turn. Maybe you have a leaky cylinder. Maybe a broken spring. You have to know brakes and take a look if you have that know-how.
 
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