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If your rear brakes are locking up, it may be due to a leaking wheel cylinder or the shoes getting stuck against the dust plate.In case is the leaking wheel cylinder you will need a good flare wrench # 12, a pair of vise grip plyer - in case your brake line does not comes easy, the bolts that holds the wheel cylinder may be a German made one that will require a female torx ( E-8 ). A easy way to replace it requires a torx bit and a metric socket to remove the hub - it will give you some space to inset the new wheel cylinder. It may take a long time to do all the job and you may should consider taking the car to a garage. Good luck. A good web site resorce that you can use is: .

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Q: How do you replace the wheel cylinder and the rear brakes on a 1991 Chevy Cavalier rear is locking up?
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