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Old 10-19-2012, 09:58 PM
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Just have a couple questions for rear brakes on a 1998 Ram Sport 4x2.

I have noticed that after the truck has sat for a couple of hours the rear brakes lock up, just wondering if this was normal

I also jacked up on back tire as the nuts keep coming loose, lugs have been replaced, I didnt use a block behind the front wheel and the truck rolled back.

Not sure if I have an issue with the rear breaking system?

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I'd say it's a good bet that your parking brake is seized up. Need to pull the drum and clean things up.
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I drove for a while today and when having to stop suddenly the rear wheels would lock up and you would here them drag.

Ill check out the parking brake situation
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It could also be a leaking wheel cylinder as it ends up contaminating the brake linings, you'll know more when you pull off the drums.
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