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Was driving down the road and the brakes locked up violently, came to a complete stop smoking and screeching. The e-brake lever was stuck in the down position and the car wouldn't move. I rolled back in reverse, the brake released and I could move forward. Happened several more times before I could get it home. Does this sound like the rear brake hose is collapsing?
 

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No sounds like your brake linings stuck to the drums from leaking axle seals or leaking wheel cylinders. The clue was when you said that if you backed up they released (became unstuck) also the smoking and smell. If it was the rear brake line collapsed, brake would not release by backing up. You would have to wait for the pressure to bleed off to release the brakes.
You are going to have to inspect the brakes and you should replace all of your rubber brake lines if you have not yet done so.
 

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boy sounds like a pucker moment glad to hear you weren't hurt in the process
My service van did a similar thing but it was just one side
and the fix was exactly what John said
 

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Those things also came to mind, The smoking and screeching was from the tires and pavement. I first thought about the brake hose because it was an abrupt lockdown as if the hose completely closed off.
 

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Those things also came to mind, The smoking and screeching was from the tires and pavement. I first thought about the brake hose because it was an abrupt lockdown as if the hose completely closed off.
John is correct in his assessment. And I would change out the Rubber lines as was suggested. It's cheap insurance,and you'll be right there anyway. Jarrell
 

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Also could be a broken spring.
 

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Guess we'll never know till he opens it up
Come on open it up I wanna see what's in there ,or no longer in there:haha:
 

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Damn that's ugly
Bet you said holy schnitt well that answers that
Happy you got to the bottom of it and your alive to drive another day:yup:
 

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Master cylinder was bad too, nothing getting to the front calipers. Only thing stopping the car was left rear.
You were lucky there. The last resort would have been Handbrake to stop it. I'd spring for everything new from Master cylinder on, new hoses, new rubber or stainless steel lines, Rear brake pistons. Rear brake shoes and drum. Check the front calipers, might be time for new brake pads or rotors. Blow out the brake lines clean with compressed air, nothing hooked up. Keith Wilford devised a neat setup for brake bleeding using an old brake cap. Neat idea, look it up. You do know how to bleed the brakes correct? Take care,Jarrell
 

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I'll second Soybean,
oh man that's scary to think about
when I bought mine the brakes were just redone but the master was so bad I would hit the brakes and the engine rev would jump way up
I went for the e brake and guess what they forgot to adjust when they were done with the brakes?
That's right no brakes at all:ugh:
I guess you will be putting in a order with opelgtsource.com
 

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Glad you solved your problem :yup: Brakes are so important :yup: What did it cost you?
 

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I assume you already had all the stuff you needed?
I've never gotten any thing that quick from Cali
Did you do the M cylinder and booster also or was original OK?

Just saw you replaced M cylinder How fun was that
 
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