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Old 11-01-2008
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anyone kno wut this could be?

ok so i come home from a semi-long (1 hour) drive this morning and park my truck in my driveway. it was raining most of the way and this is the first time its rained here since i bought my truck. i also had to drive about a mile on a muddy trail on the way home. then later wen i go out to my truck to leave for work, i go thru my usual routine: turn it on, release E-brake, put it in reverse, and... try to back up. but for some reason my truck wouldnt move. it was like the E-brake was still set but i kno i released it. so i pulled the lever again. then i tried to back up and i kinda gunned it and it felt like somethin popped and then the truck backed up fine. the whole rest of today its been perfect. i have no clue wut it coulda been... any ideas?
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Brake was stuck. Fairly common and nothing to be worried about. Might want to hose out the back brakes and stuff. Drum brakes get stuck pretty easy when they are wet.
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something stuck in the u-joints??? bounded up driveshaft?
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yea i was thinkin it mighta been some mud that dried somewhere and stuck the driveshaft but idk... it probably was just the E-brake. i do need to spray off the underside tho
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The rear drums on these don't like humid air. They will be touchy until they warm up. Especially a day after a good rain.

Mine are very grabby after a heavy dew or rain day. I usually slide down the driveway into the street if i forget.
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I see you have a 2000 listed on your sig. My '99 does this almost every time it rains and I set the park brake. If I don't set the brake, then the rear brakes usually grab kinda hard the first time I hit them also if it's rainy or wet out. Seems to be fairly common thing.
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It has happened to me, but only in Ice/snow conditions though...driving and then parking for a while with temps below 32.
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Brake was stuck. Fairly common and nothing to be worried about. Might want to hose out the back brakes and stuff. Drum brakes get stuck pretty easy when they are wet.
Yep. If your your in a place with Icy/Snowy conditions it happens a lot. I left my truck sit for a week once with the e-brake on, and it actually rusted to the drums.

Had to get it towed so they could air chisel the damn thing off the drums. I wouldn't worry about it all.
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ok cool thanx guys... and where i was stayin it does snow n stuff. it just didnt that night. its in frazier park ca. kinda in the mountains... so it all makes sense. =)
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its def your ebrake like everyone else said mine have done the same thing a couple times
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Brake was stuck. Fairly common and nothing to be worried about. Might want to hose out the back brakes and stuff. Drum brakes get stuck pretty easy when they are wet.
yea nothing to worry about when you ****in rip the backing plates off the axle.
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yea nothing to worry about when you ****in rip the backing plates off the axle.
Yeah, that was alot of fun.

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OK, 99.9% of the time it nothing to worry about and it will pop free with only a small amount of force... much less force than it takes to damage things.
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