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: http://autorepair.about.com/cs/doityourself/a/wheel_cylinders.htm .
Possibly, sometimes the brake cylinder develops rust and sticks. If a cylinder has problems I find it easier to replace the whole cylinder or caliper.
If the rear wheel brakes are locking up on a vehicle they should be thoroughly checked. The master cylinder may need to be replaced on the car.
If drum brakes you probably have a bad wheel cylinder on the side that is locking up.
If one side of the brakes is locking then check the caliper. If both sides are locking up then there could be a master cylinder problem. The brakes could also lock up to compensate for the rear brakes not working properly.
The brake caliber is sticking if it has rear disc brakes. The rear wheel cylinder is sticking if it has rear drum brakes. Replace both rear units and then drain all the old brake fluid out of the system and replace it with fresh fluid. Bleed the brake system.
Is it drum brakes? It's time for an inspection unless you just wanna replace the rear brakes yourself.
About $20 if you do it yourself. And you should replace the spring kit hardware also.
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Wheel cylinder (drum brakes) or caliber (disc brakes) sticking. If you find this to be the case you need to replace both sides and replace your brake fluid which is contaminated with moisture.
Brake cylinder repair is that wheel cylinder that holds the oil to keep your brakes running smooth on your back brakes. If you don't repair those you will mess up your rotors and your rims.
be more specific.. replace pads..?? replace hose..?? repair master cylinder..??
Yes, replace the brake booster and master cylinder.Yes, replace the brake booster and master cylinder.
my husband is trying to replace the master cylinder on a 1994 grand am. he was wondering on how to align the gears for the abs.
yes it does have abs brakes
it wont stop. You will very likely push the seals out of the brake cylinder and have to repair or replace it and bleed the brakes
bad master cylinder calipers rubber caliper hose and if you have raer drum brakes and the rears are locking the brake shoe are wet from the wheel cyls and you are in grave danger
Calibers are sticking. You will need to replace the calibers that are sticking and flush all the old brake fluid out of the system then replace it with fresh fluid.
Master Cylinder seals are defective. Replace the Master Cylinder ASAP. Stop driving the vehicle until you have this repaired. The brakes can fail completely at any moment.
did you replace the master cylinder if so it has to be bleed frist
You have a blown / leaking wheel cylinder. Replace wheel cylinder.
Keeping the brakes from locking up will allow you to steer out of a situation.
Brakes of Chevrolet Cavalier may be purchased from Auto Parts Warehouse. These are also available at Andy's Auto Sport.
Failed Master Cylinder would be my guess. Replace the Master Cylinder.