Rear passenger wheel randomly locks up

Tiny
BRUCE MCCONNELL
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  • 2002 FORD EXPEDITION
  • 5.4L
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 146,000 MILES
When in drive the right rear wheel locks up and the tire will drag until I come to a complete stop then go again. It does so seemingly randomly but more often after a right turn or after a bump in the road. It will sometimes do it again right away and sometimes not do it again for days.
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Wednesday, May 15th, 2019 AT 2:22 PM

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Tiny
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Good afternoon,

This could be a caliper freezing up or a brake hose collapsed.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-replace-rear-brake-pads-and-rotors

Have you had them checked?

Roy
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Wednesday, May 15th, 2019 AT 4:32 PM
Tiny
KEN
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If I could jump in here it sounds like the e brake shoes have broken or worn. I would pull the rotor and check the shoes. here is a guide to help walk you through:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/parking-brake-shoe-replacement

Please let us know what you find.

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Wednesday, May 15th, 2019 AT 5:31 PM
Tiny
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Just replaced the brake pads a couple weeks ago, but will definitely check into the parking brake. Really just hoping it's not the wheel bearing or the axle. With it happening so randomly I didn't think it would be.
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Thursday, May 16th, 2019 AT 12:05 AM
Tiny
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When you pulled the wheel, did you see signs of heat? If it was the parking brake, you would see signs of heat build up. It would be red in color like a dust all over.

Roy
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Thursday, May 16th, 2019 AT 6:21 AM

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