Hi thisselb. Welcome to the forum. You can expect only one front wheel to turn. If the two of them were locked together as you imagined, you would find turning corners really miserable as the tires jumped around from being forced to turn at the same speeds.
The wheel with the least friction or brake drag will spin. To make the other one spin, you have to stop or slow the spinning wheel. I use a 2x4 as a lever under the spinning tire but you have to be real careful because if it catches, it will become a projectile. When you do this, ...
Woops, I misread your post. It appears you're spinning the tires by hand, is that correct? Look for a locked up brake caliper on the wheel that won't spin freely. Start by opening the bleeder screw. If the brake doesn't release, the caliper is sticking and it can cause the symptom you described. If the caliper does release, there are some things to check next. Holler back with your findings.
Tuesday, June 29th, 2010 AT 3:01 PM