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rcook72

Left rear brake is locking up

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Just put the boat into the garage and when I was pulling forward and pressed my brakes my left rear locked up. I depressed and realeased the paring braked but nothing. In rev going real slow it starts to feel like its binding up and squeals a little. Going forward and pressing the brake it locks them up at just a few mph. What should I start looking at?

Thx in advance

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It sounds as though you may have rear drum brakes and maybe possible one of the rear shoes separated from the baking plate. What model and year vehicle is this ?

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01 Ram 1500. 130,000 miles.

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Time to take a peak and see whats up behind the drums.

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If you backed into a lake, I would say there is a lip on your rear drum. This would hold water and the water would swell the brake linings, causing the drag.

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I would say thats probably what the issue is seeing that I had to back in pretty far to get the boat off the trailer with the water so low. I dropped it off this morning, I can do disc brakes but have never messed with drum. Thanks for the ideas guys.

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