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Re: Rear left wheel locked up
[QUOTE=Rich-L79;5654274]Uh, Gary, I was responding to specific question he asked in the post just prior to my post.
But wouldn't that prevent the wheel from moving in both directions?[/QUOTE]
Depends on what broke ? ,I had the pinion nut fall off of my 69 SS while going around a turn and the rear end locked and then the car skidded to a stop.I was only going about 15-20 and making a turn on a city block,so damage was minimal but terminal.My point is I was able to push it backwards into a corner parking spot but it would lock up rolling forward again.
That was with both wheels locking up,in this case with only one wheel locking up it most likely is a brake issue.
Don't rule out a hydraulic problem, when the rear brake hose goes bad it can cause a drag on the rear brakes till they heat up and lock.Then the one with the tightest adjustment will lock up first.
If its a rusted & seized brake cable it will be locked up all the time and if it's over adjusted it will be the locked up all the time.If it's a hydraulic problem (brake hose) it will get worse the more you drive the car and the hotter the brakes get.
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