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Old 01-19-2011, 11:47 AM
jack7481 jack7481 is offline
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Last night after work I was driving home when my back pasanger wheel locked up! to get out of this I put the tranny in reverse went back then foward and all was good.About a week or so ago I changed the grear oil in the back diff. this AM I checked it and it was a little low so I added a few squirts and till it was just running out I screwed the plug on and I hope take care of the problem right? There was a few people there that said possible bad axel to warped brake drum what do you say?.
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Old 01-19-2011, 11:59 AM
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Last night after work I was driving home when my back pasanger wheel locked up! to get out of this I put the tranny in reverse went back then foward and all was good.About a week or so ago I changed the grear oil in the back diff. this AM I checked it and it was a little low so I added a few squirts and till it was just running out I screwed the plug on and I hope take care of the problem right? There was a few people there that said possible bad axel to warped brake drum what do you say?.
if you have a leaking axle seal it could get on the brake shoes and cause them to stick....
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Old 01-19-2011, 01:39 PM
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If it was cold it may have beenm ebrake. Mine froze on and my passenger reaer wheel would only turn in reverse. I havent had issue since warming it up and getting it open again. I no longer use ebrake in winter.
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Old 01-19-2011, 01:43 PM
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If it was cold it may have beenm ebrake. Mine froze on and my passenger reaer wheel would only turn in reverse. I havent had issue since warming it up and getting it open again. I no longer use ebrake in winter.
it could be the ebrake lociing up. that happened to me. I swapped a new cable in on that side for $12. it took 20 minutes and it fixed the issue. the reason I was thinking a leaky seal is because he changed his fluid and in a week it was already a little low.....
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Old 01-19-2011, 02:00 PM
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I just had a similar problem recently. Rear brakes we locking up. Would release after going in reverse. Took apart and adjusted. one kept sticking other it fixed the problem. pads were coming apart(thanks previous owner for buying cheap pads lol). New pads problem fixed.
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Old 01-19-2011, 02:30 PM
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Default Re: back wheel lock up

it was cold last night temp about 12 - no leaks under truck didnt use the e break last night,but on my day off I will jack the truck up and take the wheel off and see if it's the breaks pads or warped drum.
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