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Serious Problem - Rear wheels locked

My truck has been sitting for around a month or so. I tried to drive it today and the rear wheels are plain locked...they just won't turn and all I managed was some burned rubber...the right rear seems to spin but the left rear is locked. I guessing the brake shoes have frozen. I was going to take a hammer to it and try to knock it loose. Any other ideas?
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take out the inspection plug and back the star wheel adjuster off, pull the drums, and clean 'em up!
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The brakes are probably rusted to the drums
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Brakes rusted...Popped it free. This is what I get for letting her sit.
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Did you have your E brake on?
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Did you have your E brake on?
Frank is not that stupid.






It was parked, of course the Parking brake was probably on.
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I would have just roasted em till they broke free.
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I would have just roasted em till they broke free.
Kind of hard for him to do that with open diff. Just waste his tire.
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