Author Topic: Rear Brakes locking  (Read 1525 times)

Offline scott dale

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Rear Brakes locking
« on: June 09, 2005, 01:57:00 AM »
Anyone know what makes rear brakes lock up under hard braking? I welcome any and all suggestions. Rear brakes are all new front pads good but it did it before new rear shoes were installed.


Offline shaved80

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Re: Rear Brakes locking
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2005, 11:51:00 PM »
no abs?


Offline bigblock73

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Re: Rear Brakes locking
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2005, 09:23:00 AM »
If you axle seals are leaking and getting gear lube on the shoes...that would cause the rear to lock up easy.  This happened to me after a gear change once.  Check out everything back there closly.

If everything checks out fine, perhaps you should try this...

www.73-87.com/7387garage/...on/lbs.htm

...Jeff

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'77 Blazer 2wd

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Jeff

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Offline J G Davis

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Brakes locking
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2005, 05:14:00 PM »
Scott, I've been having the same problem. I put a post under the body section of the web site. I'm about to change the master cylinder. I don't think I'm getting too much pressure to the rear, as they don't lock up till I'm pushing pretty hard on the pedal. I think i'm not getting enough pressure to the front, so i'm going to replace the master. I have to start someware and that is my best guess. I've got manual brakes, but they should still stop better than they do.I was told there was a tech service bulletin out during the 80s on that, but I can't find any info on it.
             John