IS IT POSSIBLE FOR BACK PASSENGER SIDE BRAKE TO LOCK UP?
2004 Chevrolet Venture
May, 30, 2012 AT 12:38 AM
Involved in accident. Driver does not remember anything due to injuries. Crash investigator looked at van 1 1/2 months after accident. Said there was fluid and issues with the passenger side brake, he had to 'break' it free. Noticed a kink in tubing, BUT fluid had not bled out. There was only one skid mark (from the passenger location of van) Would there be more than one mark from other tires if breaks would be applied? Is it possible for the break to lock up? Would this cause the van to vear to the right out of control? What else should we look for? (We do know there was something going wrong with the van as the driver had asked friend to look at it-would have been day after accident)
So is there a wheel locking up when not applying the brakes?If so which one?Also did this problem happen before the accident?
June, 12, 2012 AT 2:39 AM
It is absolutely possible for one of the rear brakes to lock, as I have a 1998 venture that did exactly that. Locked up the rear brake drum so the vehicle was draging that tire. Took it apart and the main spring that holds the brake shoes was broken. Not sure why ir locked though, if the loose piece wedged itself causing the drum not to release maybe, but it was locked for sure.