Rear tire locked up on 87 Thunderbird.

I have a 87 T-Bird with an automatic transmision with the 5.0 V8.
The car sat for about a year without moving.
I replaced the rear brake shoes and the car was drivable.
The car sat for three more months and when I started it the belt was spining around the air pump pulley and smoking.
I replaced the water pump and the air pump and the motor rums good now but when I went to take the car for a ride the car wouldn't go forward.
The car would move in reverse but not drive, I tried drive 1 and drive 2 but it still wouldn't move forward.
The passenger side rear tire spins but the rear drivers side tire doesn't.
I don't know what would cause that, wheel bearing, transmision, I just don't know.

If anyone has any ideas on what to do or what the problem might be it would be greatly apreciated.
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Saturday, November 10th, 2007 AT 7:47 PM

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Sounds like your hub has frozen up. Try removing tire use a dead blow hammer or something to hit around the hub and try to see if the hub will turn. If not spray with wd-40 or any good spray lub work hub to see if it will turn. If this doesn, t work and hub will still not turn then remove hub and check your bearings. They could be frozen up. After a cqr sets up for awhile things will freeze up from nonuse. Hope this helps.
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Saturday, November 10th, 2007 AT 11:26 PM

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