1990 Oldsmobile Ciera 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 126000 miles
This has been a chronic problem for about 6 years. The rear brakes grab and lock up under all conditions, even when applied gently. Dangerous when driven on snowy roads. I've replaced the master cylinder, rear shoes, return springs, and turned drums. Mechanic said the cylinders are ok. It seems to clear up for a few days each time someone looks at it, adjusts shoes, cleans, etc, but then the same problem returns.
About 5 years ago a shop told me it had the wrong rear wheel cylinders and he replaced them. No improvement.
I believe Ciera models have 3 brake systems: standard and heavy duty for sedans, and wagon spec. I suspect someone has installed sedan spec components somewhere, but everyone says no.
We don't use the car anymore, but I want to fix it so I can sell it.
have the same problem?
Wednesday, January 20th, 2010 AT 10:03 AM