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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-25-2003, 11:09 PM
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Front end locking up....HELP!!

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This is the situiation, when I first put my truck in gear and let off the clutch to try to move it feels almost like the emergencey break is still engaged but its not. After a little more gas my tires become free. [img]images/graemlins/givemebeer.gif[/img] I'm not sure why its doing this. It feels to me like its coming from the front end. The truck is a 92 f-150 4x4 with a 6in suspension lift and 35's. I was just wondering if someone might be able to give me a few posibilities on why it is doing this. It usually happens when its real cold outside.
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Re: Front end locking up....HELP!!

probably the rear drums sticking... just one more reason why drums suck [img]images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img]
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Can you smell brakes burning when this happens?

Feel your wheels after you drive it a little see if any of them get alot hotter than the others

I had a similar problem a couple of years ago and it was the rear brake drums sticking. When it would happen I open up the bleeder valve and let a little brake fluid out and that would let the pressure off of the brakes so that they would not stick.
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Re: Front end locking up....HELP!!

Thanks for the advice I'll check next time I drive it. But I havent smelled the brakes at all. I do notice sometimes that the rear brakes lock up going down my driveway when its wet. It dosent make since cause It suppose to have rear anti lock brakes.
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does the abs light stay on in your dash? this will signal if you have probs with the rear abs sensors which may be making the rear brakes act funny. A.B.S=Anti-lock Brakes Suck. [img]images/graemlins/bs.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/cussing.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/bs.gif[/img]
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The ABS light goes off after you start the truck like it suppose to do. So I don't know why the rear brakes would lock up somtimes. [img]images/graemlins/cussing.gif[/img]
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just a thought. i have seen it happen several times and thought that that could be your prob.
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Re: Front end locking up....HELP!!

I am with muddy on this one. It has been cold (So I hear [img]images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]) back east. One thing you never do with drum brakes and very cold weather is set the E-brake. That will almost surely freeze the drum and brakes together if left for long.
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Re: Front end locking up....HELP!!

Thanks for the replys, I won't set the e brake tonight and I'll wait and see if that does the trick.
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