2000 Chevy Silverado Brakes are catching?

Tiny
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  • 2000 CHEVROLET SILVERADO
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 114,000 MILES
I was pulling my boat the other day and I went to put it into the lake and set my parking brake on the ramp which I have not used in a couple years. I don't know if that is the cause of my problem or not but think it might be.
Anyway, my problem is when I turn sharp left or right whether im backing up or going forward, my truck tends to stop and it makes a weird grinding sound. When I have it in gear and the wheel is turned one way and i'm not touhing the brake or gas it won't roll, it sits there at a complete stop. Or when I'm making a sharp turn and not touhing brake or gas it will slowly bring me to a stop. It feels to me like maybe my parking brake caught because it hasn't been used in so long or maybe my other brakes are wearing out. Could this be it or what could it be?
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Tuesday, May 27th, 2008 AT 10:30 AM

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Tiny
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This is the reason parking brakes should be used on a regular basis. PROBABLY your problem is the parking brake is not fully releasing. You might be able to use a penetrating oil on the cables if they are not covered in plastic or rubber. Also, just continually cycling the brake may loosen it to the point where it is not draging. Be sure to check the condition of the brake lining since the brake has been draging.
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Wednesday, May 28th, 2008 AT 10:00 AM

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