That is good news. If I had the vehicle in front of me, I would likely be checking a few things.
For example, I would Inspect the suspension components. Check for any damaged or worn-out suspension components on the right rear side, including the leaf springs, shocks, and control arms. Look for signs of physical damage, corrosion, or loose connections. Replace any worn or damaged parts as necessary.
Also, examine the brake system. A potential cause of the wheel locking up could be related to the braking system. Inspect the brake drum, shoes, and hardware on the right rear wheel. Look for any signs of excessive wear, contamination, or misalignment. Clean or adjust the brakes as needed, and replace any worn-out components.
You should also check the wheel bearings. Faulty wheel bearings can also cause wheel lock-up issues. Jack up the rear of the vehicle and check for excessive play or noise when you try to move the right rear wheel by hand. If you notice any looseness or grinding sensations, it may indicate worn-out or damaged wheel bearings. In such cases, the bearings should be replaced.
Make sure you don't have a bent axle. Examine the axle shaft for any signs of damage, such as bends or cracks. A damaged axle shaft can lead to irregular wheel movement and lock-up when encountering bumps. If you find any issues with the axle, it may require replacement or professional repair.
Let me know if you have already checked those things.
Thursday, May 25th, 2023 AT 7:03 PM